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Chico's FAS (CHS) Company Profile

Updated Sep 9, 2019
Chico's FAS has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Chico's FAS, Inc.
Short Name:Chico's FAS
Trading Ticker Symbol:CHS
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Florida, FL
Primary Industry Sector:Consumer Services
Seconday Sub-sector:Clothing Shoes and Accessory Stores
Main Business Areas: Consumer Services, Clothing Shoes and Accessory Stores, Clothing Shoes and Accessory, Consumer Cyclical, Apparel Stores
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Chico's FAS

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Chico's FAS as of writing:
Current Share Price:$3.8
Previous Year's Closing Price:$5.62
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-32.38%
Market Cap:$397.02 million
52-week Price Range:$2.33 - $8.9
Dividend Per Share:$0.34
EPS (TTM):-0.09
Price-Earnings (Trailing):0
Price-Earnings (Forward):-54.29

Company Profile and Business Description for Chico's FAS

Chico's FAS, Inc., incorporated on December 1, 1983, is an omni-channel specialty retailer of women's private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates and accessories, operating under the Chico's, White House Black Market (WHBM) and Soma brand names. The Company is also engaged in the sale of merchandise in its domestic and international retail stores, its various Websites and its call center, which takes orders for all of its brands, and through an unaffiliated franchise partner in Mexico. As of January 28, 2017, it had operated 1,501 stores across 48 states, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands and Canada, and sold merchandise through 91 franchise locations in Mexico. Its boutiques are located in indoor shopping malls, outdoor shopping areas and standalone street-front locations. Its outlet stores are primarily located in outlet centers. Its merchandise is also sold through franchise locations in Mexico, including boutique locations, as well as shop-in-shop formats within a department store environment.


The Chico's brand sells private branded clothing focusing on women 45 and older. Chico's apparel includes the Black Label, Zenergy and Travelers collections. It designs accessories and jewelry allowing its customer to individualize her personal style. Chico's is vertically integrated, controlling almost all aspects of the apparel design process, including choices of pattern, print, construction, design specifications, fabric, finishes and color through in-house designers, purchased designs and independent suppliers. The brand offers various clothing including, sizes 000, 00 (size 0-2), 0 (size 4-6), 1 (size 8-10), 2 (size 12-14), 3 (size 16-18) and 4 (size 20-22). Chico's will occasionally offer half-sizes (up to 4.5), one-size-fits-all, petite sizes, short and tall inseams, and small, medium and large sizing for some items.

White House Black Market

The WHBM brand sells private branded clothing focusing on women 35 and older. WHBM sells clothing and accessory items, including everyday basics, wear-to-work, denim and occasion. It offers black and white color palette. The accessories at WHBM include shoes, belts, scarves, handbags and jewelry, which are specifically designed to coordinate with each collection, allowing customers to individualize their wardrobe selections. WHBM is vertically integrated, controlling almost all aspects of the apparel design process, including choices of patterns, prints, construction, design specifications, fabric, finishes and color through in-house designers, purchased designs and independent suppliers. WHBM uses American sizes in the 00-14 range (with online sizes up to 16), including petite sizing, as well as short and long inseams, and small, medium and large sizing for some items.


The Soma brand sells private branded lingerie, sleepwear, loungewear, activewear and beauty products focusing on women 35 and older. The lingerie category includes bras, panties, shapewear and swimwear while the loungewear category includes tops, bottoms and dresses. Bras range in size from 32A-46HH. The sleepwear and loungewear offerings range from extra small to extra-extra large sizing. The beauty category consists of the Memorable, Enticing and Oh My Gorgeous lines of fine fragrance. The Soma brand product offerings are developed by various independent suppliers to design products in-house and, it includes designs provided by its independent suppliers under labels other than the Soma label.


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