Are Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) shares too expensive at this price?

As of close of business last night, Chico’s FAS Inc.’s stock clocked out at $7.11, down -0.84% from its previous closing price of $7.17. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.06 from its previous closing price. On the day, 3493241 shares were traded. CHS stock price reached its highest trading level at $7.25 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $6.99.

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To gain a deeper understanding of CHS’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 4.96 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 9.92. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.50 and its Current Ratio is at 1.20. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.33 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.33.

Upgrades & Downgrades

On November 27, 2019, Telsey Advisory Group reiterated its Market Perform rating and also lowered its target price recommendation from $3 to $5.

Telsey Advisory Group reiterated its Market Perform rating for the stock on August 29, 2019, while the target price for the stock was revised from $4 to $3.

Insider Transactions:

Investing in insider trades can also provide an investor with insight into how management views future stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Sep 21 when Brooks Bonnie R. sold 100,000 shares for $5.02 per share. The transaction valued at 502,000 led to the insider holds 992,527 shares of the business.

Brooks Bonnie R. sold 100,000 shares of CHS for $557,000 on Jun 21. The Executive Chair of the Board now owns 1,185,277 shares after completing the transaction at $5.57 per share. On Jun 08, another insider, Brooks Bonnie R., who serves as the Executive Chair of the Board of the company, sold 100,000 shares for $5.12 each. As a result, the insider received 512,000 and left with 1,285,277 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Chico’s’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 8.35, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 7.48. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.83. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.42 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.87.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, CHS has reached a high of $7.30, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $3.80. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 5.50, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 5.25.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that CHS traded 2.22M shares on average per day over the past three months and 2.49M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 125.09M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 120.90M. Insiders hold about 2.90% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 90.20% stake in the company. Shares short for CHS as of Oct 13, 2022 were 14.49M with a Short Ratio of 15.30M, compared to 12.14M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 11.58% and a Short% of Float of 14.34%.

Dividends & Splits

The current Payout Ratio is 0.00% for CHS, which recently paid a dividend on Mar 29, 2020 with an ex-dividend date of Mar 12, 2020. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Feb 22, 2005 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

As of right now, 1 analysts gave their recommendation on the stock of the company. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.13 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.13 and a low estimate of $0.13, while EPS last year was $0.15. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.1, with high estimates of $0.1 and low estimates of $0.1.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $0.85 and $0.85 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0.85. EPS for the following year is $0.95, with 1 analysts recommending between $0.95 and $0.95.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 1 analysts have provided revenue estimates for CHS’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $2.17B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $2.17B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $2.17B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $1.81B, up 19.60% from the average estimate. Based on 1 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $2.27B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $2.27B and the low estimate is $2.27B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 4.90% from the average revenue estimate for this year.