Barrick Gold (NYS: ABX) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 26. 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 Barrick Gold's revenues will increase 4.5% and EPS will wither 12.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.58 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.98.
Last quarter, Barrick Gold booked revenue of $3.64 billion. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.09 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.09. GAAP EPS of $1.03 for Q1 were 3.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 51.8%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 43.9%, 520 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 28.2%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.33 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.60.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS. Among 367 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 336 give Barrick Gold a green thumbs-up, and 31 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Barrick Gold is outperform, with an average price target of $64.26.
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