NasdaqGS:FRAN

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of boutiques.

Snowflake

Fundamentals

Moderate growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.

Risks

  • Francesca's Holdings has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
  • Francesca's Holdings is not covered by any analysts.

Similar Companies

Share Price & News

How has Francesca's Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-11.8%

NasdaqGS:FRAN

-1.6%

US Specialty Retail

0.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-69.2%

NasdaqGS:FRAN

-4.3%

US Specialty Retail

1.9%

US Market

FRAN underperformed the Specialty Retail industry which returned -4% over the past year.

FRAN underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 2.1% over the past year.


Share holder returns

FRANIndustryMarket
7 Day-11.8%-1.6%0.8%
30 Day258.6%8.5%3.4%
90 Day202.9%3.7%2.1%
1 Year-69.2%-69.2%-2.7%-4.3%4.2%1.9%
3 Year-92.0%-92.0%36.6%29.6%46.7%37.2%
5 Year-91.3%-91.3%54.7%40.9%62.3%44.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Francesca's Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

Is Francesca's Holdings undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

0.71x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for Francesca's Holdings to establish if it is available at moderate discount.

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for Francesca's Holdings to establish if it is available at substantial discount.


Price Based on Earnings

Francesca's Holdings is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Specialty Retail industry average.

Francesca's Holdings is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Francesca's Holdings, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Francesca's Holdings is good value based on assets compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average.


Next Steps

Future Growth

How is Francesca's Holdings expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

56.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Unable to determine if Francesca's Holdings is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.

Francesca's Holdings's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Unable to compare Francesca's Holdings's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.

Francesca's Holdings's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Francesca's Holdings's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Francesca's Holdings will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


Next Steps

Past Performance

How has Francesca's Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

-47.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Francesca's Holdings does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.

Unable to compare Francesca's Holdings's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.

Unable to compare Francesca's Holdings's 1-year growth to the US Specialty Retail industry average as it is not currently profitable.


Return on Equity

It is difficult to establish if Francesca's Holdings has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.


Return on Assets

It is difficult to establish if Francesca's Holdings has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.


Return on Capital Employed

It is difficult to establish if Francesca's Holdings improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.


Next Steps

Financial Health

How is Francesca's Holdings's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Francesca's Holdings's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Francesca's Holdings's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Francesca's Holdings's level of debt (15.9%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (5.1% vs 15.9% today).

Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (39.7%, greater than 20% of total debt).

Unable to confirm if the interest payments on Francesca's Holdings's debt are well covered by earnings due to lack of past financial data.


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 7.2x debt.


Next Steps

Dividend

What is Francesca's Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Francesca's Holdings's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Francesca's Holdings's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Francesca's Holdings has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Francesca's Holdings's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Francesca's Holdings has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


Next Steps

Management

What is the CEO of Francesca's Holdings's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

1.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Michael Prendergast (46yo)

0.6yrs

Tenure

0

Mr. Michael Prendergast has been Interim Chief Executive Officer at Francesca's Holdings Corporation since February 4, 2019. Mr. Prendergast is a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal, part of a global profe ...


Management Age and Tenure

1.2yrs

Average Tenure

The average tenure for the Francesca's Holdings management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.


Board Age and Tenure

6.4yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Francesca's Holdings board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

More shares have been bought than sold by Francesca's Holdings individual insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$57,15012 Sep 19
Richard Emmett
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$11.43
BuyUS$137,25001 Aug 19
Cross River Capital Management LLC
EntityCompany
Shares45,000
Max PriceUS$3.05
BuyUS$384,16916 Jul 19
Cross River Capital Management LLC
EntityCompany
Shares95,284
Max PriceUS$4.23
BuyUS$968,33311 Jul 19
Cross River Capital Management LLC
EntityCompany
Shares188,399.72
Max PriceUS$6.84
BuyUS$122,59315 May 19
Cross River Capital Management LLC
EntityCompany
Shares17,384.33
Max PriceUS$7.73
BuyUS$58,95025 Sep 18
Martyn Redgrave
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares1,250
Max PriceUS$47.16

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Cindy Thomassee (47yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 0.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$531.02k
  • Ivy Spargo

    Senior VP & Chief Merchandising Officer

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
  • R. Minnix

    Head of Boutiques & Senior VP

    • Tenure: 5.2yrs
  • Michael Prendergast (46yo)

    Interim Chief Executive Officer

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs

Board Members

  • Martyn Redgrave (66yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 4.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$165.00k
  • Marie Toulantis (65yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$157.50k
  • Rich Emmett (63yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 9.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$160.00k
  • Rick Kunes (66yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 2.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$175.00k
  • Patty Bender (65yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 7.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$150.00k
  • Joe O'Leary (60yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 6.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$150.00k
  • Phil Bleser (65yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$150.00k

Company Information

Francesca's Holdings Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Francesca's Holdings Corporation
  • Ticker: FRAN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Apparel Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$44.710m
  • Shares outstanding: 3.06m
  • Website: https://www.francescas.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Francesca's Holdings Corporation
  • 8760 Clay Road
  • Houston
  • Texas
  • 77080
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
FRANNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJul 2011
6FCNDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJul 2011

Biography

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of boutiques. The company offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts for women between the ages of 18 and 35. Its a ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/09/18 00:50
End of Day Share Price2019/09/17 00:00
Earnings2019/08/03
Annual Earnings2019/02/02


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.