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Finish Line Beats Q4 Estimates; Announces Share Buyback (FINL)

Shares of Finish Line (FINL) soared on Friday morning after the company reported fourth quarter results that beat analysts’ estimates.

FiNL's Earnings in Brief

  • FINL reported earnings of $40.8 million, down from $43.0 million, last year. EPS remained unchanged at 87 cents.
  • Excluding special items, earnings were 88 cents per share, above analysts’ view of 85 cents per share.
  • Revenue increased 6.3% to $551.35 million from $518.87 million. Analysts expected to see sales of $550.34 million.
  • Comparable store sales for the period increased 2.6%, which beat expectations.
  • The company also announced a repurchase plan to buyback 5 million shares.

CEO Commentary

“Our fourth-quarter results, especially for our core business, represent a solid finish to a disappointing year,” Chief Executive Glenn Lyon said

FINL's Dividend

The company paid its last 9 cent dividend on March 16. We expect the company to declare its next dividend in April.

FINL Dividend Snapshot

As of market close on March 26, 2015

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Stock Performance

Shares of FINL were up 81 cents, or 3.38% during premarket trading. The stock down 1.52% YTD.

The Bottom Line

Finish Line (FINL) is not recommended at this time, holding a DARS™ Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

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