What to Expect from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYS: HOT) 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 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's revenues will improve 9.4% and EPS will increase 22.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.56 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Last quarter, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide reported revenue of $1.72 billion. GAAP reported sales were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.30 billion.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.63. GAAP EPS of $0.64 for Q1 were 357% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 per share.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 21.9%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.6%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 530 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.42.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is outperform, with an average price target of $61.15.
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