Wolverine World Wide Earnings Preview

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Wolverine World Wide (NYS: WWW) is slated to reveal its latest earnings on Monday, Jan. 30. Wolverine World Wide is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a range of quality casual shoes, rugged outdoor and work footwear.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Wolverine World Wide with six of nine analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Wolverine World Wide as much as competitor Crocs overall. Three out of five analysts rate Crocs a buy compared to three of nine for Wolverine World Wide. While analysts still rate the stock a hold, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $410.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 6.6% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.45 per share. Estimates range from $0.44 to $0.47.

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 96.4% granting it an "outperform" rating. Most of the community is in line with the All Stars, with 93.9% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are impressed with Wolverine World Wide, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 55 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 35.4% over the past five quarters.

Now let's get some insight into how efficient management is at running the business. Margins illustrate how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. For four quarters in a row, the company has seen increases in net margins year-over-year. Net margins reflect what percentage of revenue becomes profit. Here is how Wolverine World Wide has been doing for the last four quarters:

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

40.6%

39.4%

41.6%

37.1%

Operating Margin

15.6%

10.8%

14.9%

8.1%

Net Margin

11.2%

7.7%

10.8%

6.7%

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