Are You Expecting This from Hain Celestial Group?

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Hain Celestial Group (NAS: HAIN) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Feb. 5. 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 Hain Celestial Group's revenues will grow 22.8% and EPS will grow 32.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $473.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Hain Celestial Group logged revenue of $359.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $286.8 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.35 for Q1 were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 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 26.5%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.1%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.6%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.77 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.42.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 576 members out of 591 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 165 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 162 give Hain Celestial Group a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hain Celestial Group is outperform, with an average price target of $74.38.

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The article Are You Expecting This from Hain Celestial Group? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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