Stock in Focus: Express Inc (EXPR)

Company Profile:

Express, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel and accessories retailer. It offers apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years across various aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The company sells its products through its e-commerce Website, express.com; mobile app; and franchisees Express locations in Latin America. As of June 1, 2017, it operated approximately 650 retail and factory outlet stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company was formerly known as Express Parent LLC and changed its name to Express, Inc. in May 2010. Express, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Recent News:

For the fourth quarter 2017, the company reported that net sales increased 2% to $693.8 million from $678.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net income was $29.4 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, compared to $22.8 million, or $0.29 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2016.

For Year 2017, the company reported that net sales decreased 2% to $2,138.0 million from $2,192.5 million in 2016. Net income was $19.4 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $57.4 million, or $0.73 per diluted share in 2016.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

EXPR’s strengths can be seen in its better profitability and better efficiency compared with its peers. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic Oscillator and MACD. RSI(14) stands at 58.35 with positive bias. We rate Express Inc (EXPR) a STRONG BUY.

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