Are You Expecting This from Crocs?

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Crocs (NAS: CROX) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 24. 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 Crocs's revenues will expand 10.0% and EPS will expand 30.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $302.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Crocs reported revenue of $330.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $295.6 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 $0.68. GAAP EPS of $0.68 for Q2 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 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 59.3%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.6%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.6%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.14 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.51.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,650 members out of 2,315 rating the stock outperform, and 665 members rating it underperform. Among 460 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 306 give Crocs a green thumbs-up, and 154 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Crocs is outperform, with an average price target of $25.25.

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The article Are You Expecting This from Crocs? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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