Old Dominion Freight Line (NAS: ODFL) 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 Old Dominion Freight Line's revenues will expand 10.0% and EPS will increase 20.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $543.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Last quarter, Old Dominion Freight Line tallied revenue of $541.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $480.3 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 $0.55. GAAP EPS of $0.55 for Q2 were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 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 28.2%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.3%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.8%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.95.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 102 members out of 122 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 40 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 31 give Old Dominion Freight Line a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Old Dominion Freight Line is outperform, with an average price target of $33.79.
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