NasdaqGS:FRAN

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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Overvalued with weak fundamentals.


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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

Stable Share Price: FRAN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-31.7%

FRAN

1.0%

US Specialty Retail

1.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

-71.2%

FRAN

23.6%

US Specialty Retail

13.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: FRAN underperformed the US Specialty Retail industry which returned 23.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FRAN underperformed the US Market which returned 13.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

FRANIndustryMarket
7 Day-31.7%1.0%1.0%
30 Day-45.6%-0.1%-0.4%
90 Day-13.0%16.9%8.9%
1 Year-71.2%-71.2%25.0%23.6%16.2%13.6%
3 Year-96.2%-96.2%78.2%70.2%40.2%30.8%
5 Year-97.8%-97.8%64.8%51.9%89.6%68.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Francesca's Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.68x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate FRAN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate FRAN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FRAN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Specialty Retail industry average.

PE vs Market: FRAN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate FRAN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FRAN is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (1.9x).


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Future Growth

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

28.0%

Forecasted Retail industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Francesca's Holdings has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

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

-62.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FRAN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: FRAN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FRAN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 62.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare FRAN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: FRAN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (-4.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: FRAN has a negative Return on Equity (-342.8%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Francesca's Holdings's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FRAN's short term assets ($68.8M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($107.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: FRAN's short term assets ($68.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($186.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FRAN's debt to equity ratio (84.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if FRAN's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FRAN's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if FRAN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FRAN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FRAN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FRAN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FRAN's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FRAN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Andrew Clarke (47 yo)

0.50

Tenure

Mr. Andrew Clarke has been Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation since March 9, 2020. Mr. Clarke brings specialty retail experience to francesca’s, including f ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Cynthia Thomassee
Executive VP & CFO1.17yrsUS$839.40k0.0073%
$ 715.6
Andrew Clarke
President0.50yrno datano data
R. Minnix
Head of Boutiques & Senior VP6.17yrsno datano data
Ivy Spargo
Senior VP & Chief Merchandising Officer2.83yrsno datano data

2.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: FRAN's management team is considered experienced (2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Andrew Clarke
President0.50yrno datano data
Martyn Redgrave
Independent Director5.17yrsUS$137.21k0.83%
$ 80.9k
Marie Toulantis
Independent Director8.17yrsUS$141.87k0.66%
$ 64.6k
Richard Emmett
Independent Chairman of the Board0.83yrUS$144.44k0.95%
$ 92.7k
Patricia Bender
Independent Director8.92yrsUS$137.91k0.83%
$ 80.4k
Joseph O'Leary
Independent Director7.42yrsUS$133.61k0.65%
$ 63.3k
Philip Bleser
Independent Director3.42yrsUS$136.83k0.63%
$ 60.9k
Susan McGalla
Independent Director0.50yrno datano data

4.3yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: FRAN's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

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$9.735m
  • Shares outstanding: 3.03m
  • 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 Analysis2020/09/19 07:17
End of Day Share Price2020/09/18 00:00
Earnings2020/08/01
Annual Earnings2020/02/01


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.