Express Inc. (EXPR) Tops 4Q Views

Express Inc. (EXPR) shares are up 7% to $16 in the pre-market session Wednesday after the company reported its fourth quarter earnings results.

The retailer reported non-GAAP earnings of $0.49 per share on revenues of $725.8 million, up 1.4% from a year ago. Analysts were expecting EPS of $0.46 on revenues of $713.07 million. Net income was $41.8 million, or $0.49 per share, compared to net income of $47.9 million, or $0.57 per share, in the corresponding period in FY/13.

For Q1/15, Express Inc provided adjusted EPS guidance of $0.11-$0.14 versus consensus of $0.11 per share.

On valuation measures, EXPR shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 17.14, a forward P/E of 15.10 and a P/E to growth ratio of 1.02. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $15.75 with a high target of $19.00. Currently ticker boasts 7 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 6 ’Holds’ and 1 ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, EXPR has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 3.45% and 7.03%, respectively. EXPR currently prints a one year loss of about 18.79% and a year-to-date return of around 1.77%.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last 52 weeks.

Express Inc. operates as a specialty apparel and accessory retailer primarily in the United States. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

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