In the premarket trading session, at last check Five Below Inc. (FIVE) stock had surged by 5.7% to $188.0. FIVE’s stock previously closed the session at $177.87. The FIVE stock volume traded 1.15 million shares. In the past year up-to-date FIVE stock had surged by 64.89% and slumped by -4.24% in the past week. In the past six months, the company has added 9.72%. Further, Five stock is currently valued in the market at $10.09 billion and has 55.25 million outstanding shares.
Here’s what you need to know about Five Below Inc.
Five Below, Inc. is a specialty retail company that is present in the United States. The company’s product offerings include a list of sports, games, fashion accessories, bath and body, candy and beverages, room décor and storage, stationery and school supplies, books, smartphone accessories, novelty and gag items, seasonal items, as well as gives stockpiling alternatives to the client’s room. It essentially serves tween and youngster clients. All of the company’s products fall into the Five Below division of departments: New&Now, Play, Room, Style, Party, Create, Candy, and Ten Below Tech. FIVE stock sells products which can cost up to $5, along with a small portion of products from $6 to $10. The organization works roughly 1,000 stores in 38 states. It is founded by Tom Vellios and David Schlessinger. FIVE stock was some time ago known as Cheap Holdings, Inc. and then changed its name to Five Below, Inc. in August 2002. Five Below, Inc. was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The company has beaten the expectations and forecast for its first quarter 2021 financial results
The company was pleased to announce today that it has released the Q1 2021 results that surpassed its own previous guidance in March.
The company accomplished first-quarter sales of $598 million and a $0.88 EPS compared to 2019 (which is more similar than 2020 due to the pandemic’s disruption in the business cycle), the sales grew by 64%, and EPS grew by 91%. The company’s sales growth kept on being driven by two-digit ticket demand, while transactions remained marginally negative because of diminished store hours.
The FIVE stock has consistently opened up stores which has driven Five Below’s momentum for growth. Also, in Q1, FIVE has opened the most stores it has ever done in a quarter- 68 new stores.
Considering the diminished store working hours and diminished excellent opening showcasing, these outcomes were considerably more surprising. The company recently opened up a store in the state of Utah, effectively entering its 39th state, with seven new stores in the Salt Lake City region, where the client reaction the company states has been encouraging. FIVE totaled a number of stores to 1087 stores in the quarter. The company is on target to open somewhere in the range of 170 and 180 new stores this year and end fiscal 2021 with roughly 1,200 stores, with the long-term aim to open up 2500 plus stores in the US.
Overall performance and outlook for FIVE stock
The company accepts that both internal and external factors drove its growth and expectation-exceeding results, in which it credits the government stimulus as the external boost till mid-march with the third round of stimulus. Furthermore, the company states that the internal management and team-based operations performed exceedingly well and smoothly delivered outstanding values.
Furthermore, the FIVE stock will not be providing an outlook for sales or EPS for the second quarter of 2021 due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.