$0.04 Earnings Per Share Expected for Nautilus, Inc. (NLS) This Quarter

Equities research analysts expect Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) to report $0.04 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 $0.05 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.04. Nautilus reported earnings per share of $0.27 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 85.2%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Monday, February 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Nautilus will report full year earnings of $0.49 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.49 to $0.50. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.51 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.39 to $0.66. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Nautilus.

A number of analysts have commented on NLS shares. DA Davidson cut Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, January 18th. B. Riley cut Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $21.00 to $10.00 in a research report on Friday, January 18th. Imperial Capital restated an “in-line” rating and issued a $7.00 price target (down previously from $12.00) on shares of Nautilus in a research report on Friday, January 18th. SunTrust Banks reduced their price target on Nautilus to $9.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, January 18th. Finally, Craig Hallum reduced their price target on Nautilus from $20.00 to $12.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, January 18th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.00.



In related news, Director Anne Saunders sold 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.87, for a total transaction of $57,915.00. Following the completion of 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 is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.50% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Douglas Lane & Associates LLC bought a new position in Nautilus during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $121,000. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in Nautilus by 70.4% during the third quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 792,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $11,053,000 after buying an additional 327,377 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in Nautilus by 132.3% during the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 26,486 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $370,000 after buying an additional 15,083 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Nautilus by 1.5% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,085,343 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $29,091,000 after buying an additional 31,023 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Nautilus by 3.1% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,386,480 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $61,192,000 after buying an additional 131,810 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.61% of the company’s stock.

NLS traded up $0.02 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $7.42. The company had a trading volume of 410,494 shares, compared to its average volume of 742,254. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. The stock has a market cap of $220.42 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.28, a PEG 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.

Nautilus Company Profile

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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