Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) reported its third-quarter earnings below expectations and lowered its full-year guidance. While this could exert pressure on the stock, analysts remain bullish about the company’s outlook.
KeyBanc Capital Markets’ Bradley Thomas maintained an Overweight rating and a price target of $88.
Vincent Caintic of Stephens also has an Overweight rating for the company with a price target of $80.
Aaron’s reported its third-quarter adjusted earnings at 73 cents per share, significantly short of the consensus estimate of 82 cents per share.
Progressive missed expectations for revenue growth, mainly due to the timing of the ramp at Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY), KeyBanc analyst Thomas said. He added that the Aaron’s business generated strong revenue growth, but collections fell short of expectations.
Management reduced the full-year adjusted earnings guidance from $3.85-$4.00 to $3.75-$3.85 per share.
“While 3Q is disappointing, looking ahead, we continue to see AAN as a 2020/2021 top-line and EPS story, fueled by national account growth for Progressive,” Thomas wrote in the note.
Guidance was lowered entirely by the third-quarter miss, Stephens analyst Caintic said. He expects the fourth-quarter results to be solid, given the recent account wins and holiday sales season.
Caintic added that Progressive’s large addressable market remains as “the bull case” for the company.
Shares of Aaron’s had nosedived more than 12% to $64.92 at the time of publishing on Tuesday.
Aaron's Analyst Says Partnership With Wayfair Could Add 4-27% To EPS
Best Buy Analyst Says Progressive Leasing Partnership Could Boost Sales
Latest Ratings for AAN
|Oct 2019||Maintains||Strong Buy|
|Sep 2019||Initiates Coverage On||Buy|
View More Analyst Ratings for AAN
View the Latest Analyst Ratings
See more from Benzinga
- UBS Upgrades Symantec, Says RemainCo Consumer Franchise Seems Undervalued
- Analyst Raises Price Target For Ferrari As It Races Ahead Into 2020
- Wells Fargo Upgrades Marvell As Several Catalysts Seem To Be Aligning
© 2019 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.