Brokerages Anticipate Nautilus, Inc. (NLS) to Announce $0.04 EPS

Brokerages forecast that Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) will report earnings of $0.04 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Nautilus’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.04 and the highest is $0.05. Nautilus reported earnings of $0.27 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 85.2%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Monday, February 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Nautilus will report full-year earnings of $0.49 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.49 to $0.50. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $0.51 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.39 to $0.66. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover Nautilus.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on NLS shares. DA Davidson cut shares of Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, January 18th. B. Riley cut shares of Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $21.00 to $10.00 in a report on Friday, January 18th. Imperial Capital reaffirmed an “in-line” rating and issued a $7.00 price target (down previously from $12.00) on shares of Nautilus in a report on Friday, January 18th. SunTrust Banks decreased their price target on shares of Nautilus to $9.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday, January 18th. Finally, Lake Street Capital cut shares of Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $17.00 to $11.00 in a report on Friday, January 18th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Nautilus presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.00.

Shares of NYSE NLS traded up $0.19 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $8.00. The company had a trading volume of 699,096 shares, compared to its average volume of 589,203. The stock has a market cap of $221.02 million, a P/E ratio of 9.09, a P/E/G ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 0.81. Nautilus has a 1 year low of $6.77 and a 1 year high of $17.20. The company has a current ratio of 1.93, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

In other news, Director Anne Saunders sold 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.87, for a total value of $57,915.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 11,120 shares in the company, valued at $143,114.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 3.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Douglas Lane & Associates LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Nautilus in the fourth quarter worth $121,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund acquired a new stake in shares of Nautilus in the fourth quarter worth $123,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Nautilus in the fourth quarter worth $132,000. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Nautilus by 19.4% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 14,636 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $160,000 after acquiring an additional 2,383 shares during the period. Finally, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new stake in shares of Nautilus in the third quarter worth $210,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.31% of the company’s stock.

About Nautilus

Nautilus, Inc, a consumer fitness products company, designs, develops, sources, and markets cardio and strength fitness products, and related accessories for consumer use in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Direct and Retail. It offers specialized cardio products, treadmills, elliptical machine, bike products, strength products, home gyms, dumbbells, kettlebell weights, and weight benches primarily under the Nautilus, Bowflex, Octane Fitness, Schwinn, and Universal brands.

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