Will These Numbers from PulteGroup Be Good Enough for You?
PulteGroup (NYS: PHM) 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 PulteGroup's revenues will expand 18.9% and EPS will grow 700.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.50 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.
Last quarter, PulteGroup booked revenue of $1.30 billion. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.14 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 $0.27. GAAP EPS were $0.30 for Q3 compared to -$0.34 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 18.4%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.3%, 460 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.0%, 2,030 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.75 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.67.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 623 members out of 1,306 rating the stock outperform, and 683 members rating it underperform. Among 350 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 174 give PulteGroup a green thumbs-up, and 176 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PulteGroup is hold, with an average price target of $14.97.
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