Can Buckle Beat These Numbers?
Buckle (NYS: BKE) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 2. 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 Buckle's revenues will expand 2.2% and EPS will grow 2.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $217.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.
Last quarter, Buckle chalked up revenue of $263.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $240.1 million.
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 $0.79. GAAP EPS of $0.79 for Q1 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.71 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 43.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.0%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.37.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 532 members out of 589 rating the stock outperform, and 57 members rating it underperform. Among 148 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 133 give Buckle a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Buckle is hold, with an average price target of $48.80.
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