Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.70 EPS

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 8th. The company reported $3.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.42 by $0.70, Briefing.com reports. The firm had revenue of $474.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $446.17 million. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 19.84% and a net margin of 11.68%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.40 EPS. Helen of Troy updated its FY 2020
After-Hours guidance to 8.90-9.10 EPS and its FY20 guidance to $8.90-9.10 EPS.

Shares of HELE stock opened at $184.87 on Thursday. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $174.18 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $156.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 2.29 and a quick ratio of 1.24. Helen of Troy has a 1 year low of $108.31 and a 1 year high of $196.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.43, a PEG ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.56.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on HELE shares. ValuEngine lowered Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Bank of America boosted their target price on Helen of Troy from $175.00 to $190.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 20th. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $227.00 target price (up from $206.00) on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Thursday, January 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Helen of Troy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $208.50.

About Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Housewares, Health & Home, and Beauty. The Housewares segment offers food and beverage preparation tools and gadgets, storage containers, and organization products; household cleaning products, and shower organization, bathroom accessories, and gardening products; feeding and drinking products, child seating products, cleaning tools, and nursery accessories; and insulated water bottles, jugs, drinkware, travel mugs, and food containers.

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