Coming Soon: Procter & Gamble Earnings
Procter & Gamble (NYS: PG) is expected to report Q1 earnings around Oct. 25. 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 Procter & Gamble's revenues will contract -5.2% and EPS will drop -6.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $20.78 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.96.
Last quarter, Procter & Gamble notched revenue of $20.21 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $20.45 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 $0.82. GAAP EPS of $1.24 for Q4 were 48% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.84 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 48.8%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.0%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.0%, 570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $83.74 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.90.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 7,438 members out of 7,686 rating the stock outperform, and 248 members rating it underperform. Among 1,935 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,894 give Procter & Gamble a green thumbs-up, and 41 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Procter & Gamble is outperform, with an average price target of $67.10.
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