Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) Releases Earnings Results, Meets Expectations

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, June 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.35, reports. Five Below had a net margin of 9.43% and a return on equity of 25.21%. The firm had revenue of $364.76 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $362.28 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.35 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.1% on a year-over-year basis.

Shares of FIVE traded down $0.76 during trading on Friday, reaching $120.02. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,477,583 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,104,852. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $128.84. Five Below has a twelve month low of $86.57 and a twelve month high of $148.21. The company has a market cap of $6.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 46.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.89.

In other Five Below news, CFO Kenneth R. Bull sold 7,103 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.13, for a total value of $924,313.39. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 79,227 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,309,809.51. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Michael Romanko sold 7,881 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $134.00, for a total value of $1,056,054.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 27,907 shares in the company, valued at $3,739,538. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 62,484 shares of company stock worth $8,268,317. 2.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

FIVE has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 25th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating and set a $147.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, March 28th. Oppenheimer started coverage on Five Below in a report on Wednesday, March 6th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $140.00 target price for the company. UBS Group boosted their target price on Five Below from $120.00 to $132.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, June 3rd. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $120.00 target price on shares of Five Below in a report on Thursday, March 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $135.17.

About Five Below

Five Below, Inc operates as a specialty value retailer in the United States. It offers accessories, including novelty socks, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, gloves, hair accessories, athletic tops and bottoms, and T-shirts, as well as nail polishes, lip glosses, fragrances, and branded cosmetics; and items used to complete and personalize living space, including glitter lamps, posters, frames, fleece blankets, plush items, pillows, candles, incense, lighting, novelty décor, and related items, as well as provides storage options for the customers room.

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