Wolverine World Wide Earnings Preview

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Watch Wolverine World Wide's (NYS: WWW) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings Monday. Wolverine World Wide is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a range of quality casual shoes and rugged outdoor and work footwear.

What analysts say:
 

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Wolverine World Wide with five of nine analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Wolverine World Wide as much as competitor Crocs overall. Four out of five analysts rate Crocs a buy compared to four of nine for Wolverine World Wide. Analysts still rate the stock a hold, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $358.1 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 11.8% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.75 per share. Estimates range from $0.73 to $0.79.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 98.2% granting it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 93.5% assigning it a rating of outperform. Fools are keen on Wolverine World Wide, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 50 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Wolverine World Wide's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
Wolverine World Wide's profit has risen year over year by an average of 37.6% over the past five quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.

Quarter

Q2

Q1

Q4

Q3

Gross Margin

39.4%

41.6%

37.1%

40.1%

Operating Margin

10.8%

14.9%

8.1%

15.0%

Net Margin

7.7%

10.8%

6.7%

10.7%

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