APPAREL HOLDING CORP. (NYSE:VNCE) stock is currently pricing at roughly $1.00. Our analysis shows that the stock is widely covered by equity research firms, and target prices are revealing. From a summary standpoint, we track the median one-year price target among 2 analysts covering the company at $2.00. That suggests shares of the stock may have another 50 percent to the upside left to run. Of those analysts we surveyed, the highest price target on recordsits at $3.00, which would imply another -100 percent in upside potential. If we look for a little more qualitative data on the range of expectations, we find in analyst notes that the stock has 0 “Buy” ratings in place. At the same time, 0 rate the stock a “strong buy”, suggesting more conviction in the story. As for the doubters, 2 equity research analyst firms call this stock a “Hold” and 0 consider it bad enough to warrant a “Sell” rating.
Analysts at Stifel took a look at VNCE shares in a research note released on Dec 05, 2016, and issued a Buy rating to this company. Piper Jaffray analysts provided their own take on company recently as well. In a research note published on Aug 22, 2016, the house assigned a Overweight rating to this stock. According to a piece that hit the wires on Sep 04, 2015, researchers at BofA/Merrill reconsidered their prior rating on the stock, and lowered it from Neutral Perform to Underperform.
APPAREL HOLDING CORP. (VNCE) Cap Table Analysis
Breaking down the capitalization table is our next goal. From a bird’s eye view, Executives hold 0.28 percent of the stock.
If we take a more granular look, Mr. Jerome Griffith is one of the largest owners in company capital stock among insiders. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, this investor owns 30,785 shares, representing a total current market value of roughly $30785. Mr. Brendan Hoffman is another major player among company insiders, currently holding 30,000 shares as of less than 0.1%, carrying a current market value of $30000. Mr. Robert A. Bowman is currently ranked as the number three insider in terms of representation on the cap table for the stock, holding 29,755 shares, valued at around $29755 as of recent close.
We noted a few insider transactions for the stock recently as well.
In a transaction on 2016-06-13, the company’s CEO HOFFMAN BRENDAN Purchased 30,000 company shares for 158400. That means, once accounting for this transaction, the CEO is left with a stake of 30,000 shares, carrying a current total market value of $30000. In addition, by means of a transaction dated 2016-05-17, CFO Stefko David purchased 25,000 shares worth $136250. After that transaction, this investor is left with a total holding of 25,000 shares, representing a total investment value of $25000. We also noted a 2016-04-21 transaction in which VNCE 10% Owner SUN CAPITAL SECURITIES FUND, L purchased 48,916 shares at a stock price of $5.5, carrying a total value of $269040, after which, this insider’s investment stands at 7,570,834 shares, with an overall financial value of $7570834.
APPAREL HOLDING CORP. (NYSE:VNCE) Earnings View
In the company’s last quarter, VNCE EPS moved to $ from $ compared sequentially with the prior quarter. Revenues for the company came in at $M. This stacks up against $M, on a sequential basis.
How does this compare with bottom and top-line expectations? Well, according to what we could find, analysts had been looking for the company to post net income of about $ per share on $M in revenue. That sets up an interesting next quarter report card. We would note that analysts seem to be projecting earnings, on average, for this quarter in the range of $-0.04 to $-0.01. On a year-over-year basis, that compares with an EPS comp of $.