Jones Lang LaSalle (NYS: JLL) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 29. 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 Jones Lang LaSalle's revenues will expand 5.4% and EPS will grow 5.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.21 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.61.
Last quarter, Jones Lang LaSalle chalked up revenue of $949.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $903.2 million.
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 $1.23. GAAP EPS of $1.10 for Q3 were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.76 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 75.2%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.7%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.2%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.47.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 698 members out of 732 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 285 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 280 give Jones Lang LaSalle 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 Jones Lang LaSalle is outperform, with an average price target of $94.33.
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