Stewart Information Services (NYS: STC) is expected to report Q3 earnings on 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 Stewart Information Services's revenues will increase 5.6% and EPS will grow 47.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $441.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.56.
Last quarter, Stewart Information Services logged revenue of $483.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $404.9 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 $1.05. GAAP EPS of $1.05 for Q2 were 275% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 49.3%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.7%, 500 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.1%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.49.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 143 members out of 164 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 60 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 55 give Stewart Information Services a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stewart Information Services is hold, with an average price target of $15.50.
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