Investors are on the edges of their seats, hoping that Tupperware Brands (NYS: TUP) will top analyst expectations for the fourth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Tupperware Brands is engaged in the manufacture and sale of storage solutions for the kitchen and household.
What analysts say:
Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Tupperware Brands, with eight of nine rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Tupperware Brands better than competitor Newell Rubbermaid overall. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $606.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 15.9% from the year-ago quarter.
Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.83 per share. Estimates range from $0.80 to $0.86.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock, with 96.7% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars, with 96.3% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Tupperware Brands and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 143 posts in the past 30 days. Tupperware Brands has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.
Tupperware Brands' profit has risen year over year by an average of 12.6% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.
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