Can Boston Beer Beat These Numbers?
Boston Beer (NYS: SAM) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 1. 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 Boston Beer's revenues will grow 14.7% and EPS will increase 7.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $129.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Last quarter, Boston Beer logged revenue of $153.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $142.1 million.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.26. GAAP EPS of $1.25 for Q4 were 6.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.33 per share.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 52.1%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.7%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.0%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $659.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $4.95.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Boston Beer is underperform, with an average price target of $124.14.
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