Does The Street Have Urban Outfitters Figured Out?

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Urban Outfitters (NAS: URBN) is expected to report Q1 earnings around May 20. 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 Urban Outfitters's revenues will grow 15.1% and EPS will grow 26.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $655.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.29.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Urban Outfitters tallied revenue of $856.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $730.6 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 $0.56. GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q4 were 107% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 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 36.6%, 650 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.4%, 660 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.6%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.16 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.93.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 623 members out of 724 rating the stock outperform, and 101 members rating it underperform. Among 218 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 198 give Urban Outfitters a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Urban Outfitters is outperform, with an average price target of $44.18.

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