Finish Line (FINL) Tops Q4 Views

Finish Line Inc. (FINL) shares are up $1.96 to $25.90 in pre-market trading Friday after the company reported its fourth quarter earnings results.

The shoe store reported non-GAAP earnings of $0.88 per share on revenues of $551.30 million, up 6.2% from a year ago. Analysts were expecting EPS of $0.85 on revenues of $551.18 million.

For the year ended Feb. 28, 2015, net sales were reported as $1.82 billion. On a GAAP basis, diluted EPS increased 9% over the prior year to $1.70.

For fiscal year ending Feb. 27, 2016, Finish Line said it expects EPS to be $1.67. Comparable store sales are projected to be up in the low single to mid single digit range.

On valuation measures, Finish Line Inc. Cl A shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 651,322.00 shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 13.86, a forward P/E of 13.23 and a P/E to growth ratio of 1.81. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $25.50 with a high target of $29.00. Currently ticker boasts 4 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 15 ’Holds’ and 1 ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, FINL has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 4.71% and 7.20%, respectively. The $1.12 billion market cap company reported $148.20 million in cash vs. zero interest-bearing debt in its most recent quarter.

FINL currently prints a one year loss of about 11.50% and a year-to-date loss of 1.16%.

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

Finish Line Inc operates as a specialty retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories in the United States. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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