The Children's Place, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer. More Details
Slightly overvalued with concerning outlook.
Share Price & News
How has Children's Place's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: PLCE is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 13% a week.
Volatility Over Time: PLCE's weekly volatility (13%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.
7 Day Return
US Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
US Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: PLCE underperformed the US Specialty Retail industry which returned 23.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PLCE underperformed the US Market which returned 22.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Children's Place's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhat Type Of Returns Would Children's Place's(NASDAQ:PLCE) Shareholders Have Earned If They Purchased Their SharesThree Years Ago?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StAt US$28.22, Is The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) Worth Looking At Closely?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThe Children's Place, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PLCE) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 18% Below Its Share Price
Is Children's Place undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: PLCE ($47.32) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($63.47)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PLCE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PLCE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Specialty Retail industry average.
PE vs Market: PLCE 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 PLCE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PLCE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.9x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (2.3x).
How is Children's Place forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: PLCE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: PLCE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: PLCE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: PLCE's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: PLCE's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: PLCE's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (88.3%).
How has Children's Place performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PLCE is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: PLCE is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PLCE is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 29.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare PLCE's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: PLCE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (14.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PLCE has a negative Return on Equity (-160.13%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Children's Place's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PLCE's short term assets ($539.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($776.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: PLCE's short term assets ($539.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($352.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PLCE's debt to equity ratio (332.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: PLCE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 6.1% to 332.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: PLCE's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.4%).
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if PLCE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Children's Place current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PLCE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PLCE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PLCE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PLCE's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: PLCE is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of PLCE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jane Elfers (59 yo)
Ms. Jane T. Elfers has been President of Global Product at The Children's Place Inc since November 2, 2018. She has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Children's Place Inc. (alternate na...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jane's total compensation ($USD12.21M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.60M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jane's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CEO, President & Director||10.92yrs||US$12.21m||1.84% |
|CFO & Executive VP||2.08yrs||US$3.21m||0.53% |
|Chief Operating Officer||0.17yr||US$3.58m||0.60% |
|Senior Vice President of Global Merchandising & Strategic Partnerships||no data||US$1.52m||0.20% |
|Chief Technology Officer||1.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||0.58yr||US$1.01m||no data|
|Chief Supply Chain Officer||8.25yrs||US$3.05m||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Design & Brand Creative||4.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Finance & Inventory Management||1.08yrs||no data||0.19% |
|Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing||0.083yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: PLCE's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|CEO, President & Director||10.92yrs||US$12.21m||1.84% |
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$159.15k||0.027% |
|Independent Chairman||11.17yrs||US$360.56k||0.61% |
|Independent Director||12.58yrs||US$228.08k||0.13% |
|Independent Director||9.75yrs||US$232.58k||0.15% |
|Independent Director||5.58yrs||US$207.58k||0.040% |
|Independent Director||5.25yrs||US$213.58k||0.022% |
|Independent Director||0.17yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$159.15k||0.0063% |
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$245.83k||0.071% |
Experienced Board: PLCE's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Children's Place, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Children's Place, Inc.
- Ticker: PLCE
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1969
- Industry: Apparel Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$690.261m
- Shares outstanding: 14.59m
- Website: https://www.childrensplace.com
Number of Employees
- The Children's Place, Inc.
- 500 Plaza Drive
- New Jersey
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|PLCE||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Sep 1997|
|CP5||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Sep 1997|
The Children's Place, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer. The company operates through two segments, The Children's Place U.S. and The Children's Place International. It sells apparel...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/04 23:59|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/04 00:00|
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