Service Corp. International (NYS: SCI) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 6. 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 Service Corp. International's revenues will increase 2.0% and EPS will expand 5.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $598.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Last quarter, Service Corp. International logged revenue of $581.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $573.0 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 $0.19. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q3 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 20.9%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.3%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.38 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.77.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 186 members out of 204 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 49 give Service Corp. International a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Service Corp. International is buy, with an average price target of $14.60.
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