Family Dollar Stores's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know
Family Dollar Stores (NYS: FDO) is expected to report Q4 earnings around 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 Family Dollar Stores's revenues will increase 10.7% and EPS will increase 13.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.36 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.75.
Last quarter, Family Dollar Stores reported revenue of $2.36 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.15 billion.
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 $1.06. GAAP EPS of $1.06 for Q3 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.91 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 35.8%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.4%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.3%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.33 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.65.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 550 members out of 603 rating the stock outperform, and 53 members rating it underperform. Among 173 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 159 give Family Dollar Stores a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Family Dollar Stores is outperform, with an average price target of $63.95.
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