What Does Wall Street See for Barrick Gold's Q3?
Barrick Gold (NYS: ABX) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 1. 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 Barrick Gold's revenues will wither -8.7% and EPS will wither -26.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.66 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.02.
Last quarter, Barrick Gold booked revenue of $3.28 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.42 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 $0.78. GAAP EPS of $0.75 for Q2 were 35% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.16 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 44.2%, 1,230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 35.3%, 1,540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 22.9%, 1,100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $14.53 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.17.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,037 members out of 2,152 rating the stock outperform, and 115 members rating it underperform. Among 405 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 377 give Barrick Gold a green thumbs-up, and 28 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Barrick Gold is outperform, with an average price target of $58.53.
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