Wall Street brokerages expect that Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) will announce $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Nautilus’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.14 and the highest is $0.20. Nautilus posted earnings per share of $0.27 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 37%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 29th.

On average, analysts expect that Nautilus will report full year earnings of $1.05 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.02 to $1.08. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $1.17 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.11 to $1.22. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Nautilus.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.01). Nautilus had a net margin of 6.32% and a return on equity of 14.23%. The company had revenue of $75.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $78.67 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.08 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.9% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on NLS shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Nautilus from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, May 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 25th. Berenberg Bank started coverage on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. They set a “sell” rating and a $13.00 price target for the company. Finally, B. Riley increased their price target on shares of Nautilus from $18.00 to $19.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.86.

NYSE:NLS traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $14.05. 8,454 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 166,447. The stock has a market cap of $420.45 million, a P/E ratio of 15.97, a P/E/G ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 2.19 and a quick ratio of 1.63. Nautilus has a 1-year low of $11.30 and a 1-year high of $17.38.

In related news, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 10,700 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.58, for a total transaction of $156,006.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 389,044 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,672,261.52. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 32,100 shares of company stock valued at $485,352. 3.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in NLS. Millennium Management LLC raised its position in Nautilus by 367.5% during the 1st quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 452,507 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,086,000 after buying an additional 355,709 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in Nautilus by 155.3% during the 1st quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 584,554 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,861,000 after buying an additional 355,583 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Nautilus by 6.9% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,254,670 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $66,797,000 after buying an additional 274,342 shares during the last quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. raised its position in Nautilus by 63.8% during the 1st quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. now owns 514,380 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,918,000 after buying an additional 200,404 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in Nautilus by 1,037.8% during the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 163,336 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,197,000 after buying an additional 148,980 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.55% of the company’s stock.

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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