Can American Greetings Meet These Numbers?
American Greetings (NYS: AM) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Sep. 28. 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 American Greetings's revenues will expand 17.2% and EPS will contract -80.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $432.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.
Last quarter, American Greetings notched revenue of $393.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $403.7 million.
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 $0.85. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q1 were 74% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.78 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 58.3%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.6%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.8%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.32.
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