Equities analysts expect that Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) will report $0.31 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have made estimates for Nautilus’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.32 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.29. Nautilus posted earnings of $0.38 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 18.4%. The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, February 20th.
On average, analysts expect that Nautilus will report full year earnings of $0.92 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.90 to $0.93. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $1.05 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.94 to $1.20. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Nautilus.
NLS has been the subject of several research reports. B. Riley set a $20.00 price objective on Nautilus and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. SunTrust Banks lowered Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Lake Street Capital lowered Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $25.00 to $15.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Imperial Capital lowered Nautilus from an “outperform” rating to an “in-line” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $20.00 to $14.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Nautilus presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.47.
Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) opened at $11.90 on Tuesday. Nautilus has a twelve month low of $11.35 and a twelve month high of $19.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $370.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.15 and a beta of 1.59. The company has a current ratio of 2.02, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20.
In other Nautilus news, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 10,700 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.99, for a total transaction of $128,293.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 372,876 shares in the company, valued at $4,470,783.24. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Anne Saunders sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total value of $65,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 11,626 shares in the company, valued at approximately $151,138. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 37,100 shares of company stock worth $475,345. Company insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NLS. Cooke & Bieler LP increased its stake in Nautilus by 43.4% in the fourth quarter. Cooke & Bieler LP now owns 1,781,670 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $23,785,000 after acquiring an additional 539,291 shares during the last quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. bought a new position in Nautilus in the fourth quarter valued at $4,192,000. Skylands Capital LLC increased its stake in Nautilus by 227.2% in the fourth quarter. Skylands Capital LLC now owns 376,297 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,024,000 after acquiring an additional 261,297 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Nautilus by 208.5% in the fourth quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 331,023 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,419,000 after acquiring an additional 223,723 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royce & Associates LP increased its stake in Nautilus by 11.3% in the third quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,958,049 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $33,091,000 after acquiring an additional 199,000 shares during the last quarter. 99.44% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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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