Does The Street Have Bebe Stores Figured Out?
Bebe Stores (NAS: BEBE) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Aug. 23. 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 Bebe Stores's revenues will contract -3.0% and EPS will wane -50.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $128.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.03.
Last quarter, Bebe Stores reported revenue of $121.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $109.5 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 $0.00. GAAP EPS shrank to zero from the prior-year quarter's -$0.03.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 38.7%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -0.3%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.2%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $527.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.14.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 422 members out of 536 rating the stock outperform, and 114 members rating it underperform. Among 144 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 117 give Bebe Stores a green thumbs-up, and 27 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bebe Stores is outperform, with an average price target of $11.38.
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