Landstar System (NAS: LSTR) 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 Landstar System's revenues will expand 5.2% and EPS will grow 7.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $719.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.
Last quarter, Landstar System booked revenue of $736.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $676.0 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 $0.76. GAAP EPS of $0.76 for Q2 were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.62 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 22.3%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.0%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.84 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.74.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 178 members out of 193 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 69 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 67 give Landstar System a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Landstar System is outperform, with an average price target of $58.14.
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