Landstar System (NAS: LSTR) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. 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 compress -0.4% and EPS will wane -4.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $714.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.67.
Last quarter, Landstar System reported revenue of $717.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $684.4 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 $0.71. GAAP EPS of $0.71 for Q3 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 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 22.5%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.82 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.71.
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 81 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 78 give Landstar System a green thumbs-up, and three 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 $55.53.
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