Williams-Sonoma Earnings Preview
Watch Williams-Sonoma's (NYS: WSM) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday. Williams-Sonoma is a retailer of products for the home. The retail segment of its business sells products through five retail store concepts: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, and Williams-Sonoma Home.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Williams-Sonoma with 11 of 18 analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Williams-Sonoma as much as competitor Pier 1 Imports overall. Seven out of eight analysts rate Pier 1 Imports a buy compared to seven of 18 for Williams-Sonoma. While analysts still rate the stock a hold, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $856.2 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 5% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.38 per share. Estimates range from $0.37 to $0.40.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 75.3% assigning it an outperform rating. The majority of the Fools are in agreement with the All-Stars as 67% give it an outperform rating. Fools are bullish on Williams-Sonoma and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 137 posts in the past 30 days. Williams-Sonoma's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.
Williams-Sonoma's profit has risen year over year by an average of more than twofold over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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