What Does Wall Street See for American Greetings' Q1?
American Greetings (NYS: AM) is expected to report Q1 earnings on June 28. 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 American Greetings' EPS will decrease 20.5%.
On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.62.
Last quarter, American Greetings reported revenue of $456.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $428.6 million.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.84. GAAP EPS were -$0.27 for Q4 versus $0.37 per share for the prior-year quarter.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 57.7%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.4%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.2%, 580 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.20.
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