Are You Expecting This from Buffalo Wild Wings?

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Buffalo Wild Wings (NAS: BWLD) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 12. 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 Buffalo Wild Wings's revenues will grow 32.7% and EPS will grow 31.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $292.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.96.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Buffalo Wild Wings logged revenue of $246.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $197.8 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, EPS came in at $0.57. GAAP EPS of $0.57 for Q3 were 6.6% lower 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 23.8%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.3%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.3%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.03 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.14.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,449 members out of 4,756 rating the stock outperform, and 307 members rating it underperform. Among 1,625 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,582 give Buffalo Wild Wings a green thumbs-up, and 43 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Buffalo Wild Wings is outperform, with an average price target of $85.73.

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The article Are You Expecting This from Buffalo Wild Wings? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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