Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) – Equities research analysts at Imperial Capital issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Nautilus in a research report issued on Wednesday. Imperial Capital analyst G. Kelly anticipates that the specialty retailer will earn $0.22 per share for the quarter. Imperial Capital currently has a “In-Line” rating and a $12.00 target price on the stock. Imperial Capital also issued estimates for Nautilus’ Q2 2018 earnings at $0.04 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS.
Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, March 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.04). Nautilus had a return on equity of 15.93% and a net margin of 6.47%. The business had revenue of $127.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $128.64 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year.
Shares of Nautilus (NLS) opened at $12.60 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a current ratio of 1.94. The stock has a market capitalization of $382.30, a PE ratio of 14.82, a PEG ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 1.61. Nautilus has a 52-week low of $11.30 and a 52-week high of $19.80.
A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in Nautilus by 1.3% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 24,450 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $468,000 after acquiring an additional 310 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its stake in Nautilus by 58.7% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 11,520 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $195,000 after acquiring an additional 4,260 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Nautilus by 6.6% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 87,157 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,163,000 after acquiring an additional 5,381 shares during the period. Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN boosted its stake in Nautilus by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN now owns 30,950 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $413,000 after acquiring an additional 5,585 shares during the period. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP boosted its stake in Nautilus by 6.9% in the third quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 101,260 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,721,000 after acquiring an additional 6,504 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 83.15% of the company’s stock.
In related news, VP Jeffery Lynn Collins sold 2,335 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total value of $30,355.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 3,432 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $44,616. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 10,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.65, for a total value of $135,355.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 372,876 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,716,881.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 34,435 shares of company stock valued at $440,700. 3.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Nautilus declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Monday, March 5th that authorizes the company to repurchase $15.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the specialty retailer to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
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Nautilus, Inc is a consumer fitness products company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. Its principal business activities include designing, developing, sourcing and marketing of cardio and strength fitness products and related accessories for consumer use, primarily in the United States and Canada, but also in international markets outside North America.
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