What Does Wall Street See for Monster Beverage's Q2?

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Monster Beverage (NAS: MNST) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 8. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Monster Beverage's revenues will improve 29.0% and EPS will increase 35.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $596.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Monster Beverage booked revenue of $454.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 28% higher than the prior-year quarter's $356.4 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.41. GAAP EPS of $0.41 for Q1 were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.29 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 53.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.3%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.7%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.13 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.05.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,797 members rating the stock outperform, and 149 members rating it underperform. Among 546 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 515 give Monster Beverage a green thumbs-up, and 31 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Monster Beverage is outperform, with an average price target of $61.19.

The article What Does Wall Street See for Monster Beverage's Q2? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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