What Does Wall Street See for Starbucks' Q3?
Starbucks (NAS: SBUX) is expected to report Q3 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 Starbucks' revenues will grow 13.9% and EPS will grow 25.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.34 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.
Last quarter, Starbucks booked revenue of $3.20 billion. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.79 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q2 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 55.8%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.9%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.7%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.51 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.83.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 6,178 members out of 7,818 rating the stock outperform, and 1,640 members rating it underperform. Among 2,175 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,943 give Starbucks a green thumbs-up, and 232 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Starbucks is outperform, with an average price target of $56.96.
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