It's Showtime for Estee Lauder Companies
Estee Lauder Companies (NYS: EL) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Aug. 14. 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 Estee Lauder Companies' revenues will improve 7.5% and EPS will increase 23.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.22 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Last quarter, Estee Lauder Companies booked revenue of $2.25 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.17 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 $0.38. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q3 were 6.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.31 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 79.1%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.7%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.8%, about the same as the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.26.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 161 members out of 224 rating the stock outperform, and 63 members rating it underperform. Among 77 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 57 give Estee Lauder Companies a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Estee Lauder Companies is outperform, with an average price target of $62.22.
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