Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS] is following upward trend in the market concluded with the last trading session. The shares of the Services sector company has a current value of $3.25 after CHS shares went up by 6.56% during the last trading session. One of the reasons why Services stocks may go bullish is increased momentum in the press.

Chico’s FAS, Inc. [NYSE:CHS]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders oftentimes stay updated on what leading stock market analysts say about a potential stock purchase. When it comes to Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS], the most recently available average analyst rating is from the quarter that ends in January. On average, stock market experts give CHS an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 2.80 to 10.44. This is compared to its latest closing price of $3.05.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS] is sitting at 3.00. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 3.00.

For the quarter ending in Apr-19 Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS] generated $0.52 billion in sales. That’s 0.02% higher than the average estimate of $0.52 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that the company is performing better than market experts expected, boosting its appeal as a solid investment.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Wed 28 Aug (In 15 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS] sitting at +3.18 and its Gross Margin at +36.95.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 9.93, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 4.90%. Its Return on Equity is 5.62, and its Return on Assets is 3.32. These metrics suggest that this Chico’s FAS, Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 9.91. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 9.02, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 5.71. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 9.91, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 9.02. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 1.48 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 0.36. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.11, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.10. Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.16, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 4.45 and P/E Ratio of 51.75. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS] earns $115,197 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 142.68 and its Total Asset Turnover is 2.03. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.91 and its Current Ratio is 1.76. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS] has 123.70M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $377.28M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 2.80 to 10.44. At its current price, it has moved down by -68.87% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 16.07% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.25, which indicates that it is 5.40% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 52.25. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Chico’s FAS, Inc. [CHS], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.