It's Showtime for B&G Foods

B&G Foods (NYS: BGS) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 19. 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 B&G Foods' revenue will increase 19.7% and EPS will improve 19.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $154.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.


Revenue details
Last quarter, B&G Foods tallied revenue of $157.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $131.4 million.

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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 $0.35. GAAP EPS of $0.35 for Q1 were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 per share.

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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 36.1%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.3%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.7%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $647.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.38.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on B&G Foods is hold, with an average price target of $22.60.

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