Equities research analysts expect Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) to report $80.67 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Nautilus’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $79.68 million and the highest estimate coming in at $81.9 million. Nautilus reported sales of $78.53 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 2.7%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Nautilus will report full-year sales of $80.67 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $430.2 million to $431.1 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will post sales of $465.04 million per share, with estimates ranging from $459.3 million to $475 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Nautilus.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 1st. The specialty retailer reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26. Nautilus had a return on equity of 23.41% and a net margin of 8.29%. The firm had revenue of $113.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $111.28 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $18.50 price objective on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Tuesday, March 14th. Imperial Capital raised their price objective on Nautilus from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Tuesday, January 31st. Finally, Wunderlich dropped their price objective on Nautilus from $28.00 to $25.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, February 22nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.75.

In other Nautilus news, VP Jeffery Lynn Collins sold 12,287 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.03, for a total transaction of $196,960.61. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 11,552 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $185,178.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, COO William B. Mcmahon sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.52, for a total value of $555,600.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 121,644 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,252,846.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 115,727 shares of company stock valued at $2,097,762 over the last ninety days. 3.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in Nautilus during the fourth quarter valued at $2,327,000. Prudential Financial Inc. bought a new position in Nautilus during the third quarter valued at $1,256,000. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in Nautilus by 172.7% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 2,169,888 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $49,300,000 after buying an additional 1,374,241 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Nautilus by 9.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,502,646 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $27,799,000 after buying an additional 131,987 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. increased its position in Nautilus by 146.8% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,475 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 2,662 shares during the last quarter. 95.22% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) traded down 3.083% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $18.075. The company had a trading volume of 108,244 shares. Nautilus has a 12 month low of $14.28 and a 12 month high of $24.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $555.10 million, a P/E ratio of 19.026 and a beta of 1.85. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $18.05 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.45.

About Nautilus

Nautilus, Inc is a consumer fitness products company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. Its principal business activities include designing, developing, sourcing and marketing of cardio and strength fitness products and related accessories for consumer use, primarily in the United States and Canada, but also in international markets outside North America.

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