Columbia Sportswear (NAS: COLM) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. 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 Columbia Sportswear's revenues will wane -4.8% and EPS will grow 5.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $500.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.14.
Last quarter, Columbia Sportswear reported revenue of $545.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $566.8 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 $1.88. GAAP EPS of $1.88 for Q3 were 5.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.98 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 44.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.1%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.8%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.67 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.96.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 481 members out of 524 rating the stock outperform, and 43 members rating it underperform. Among 204 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 195 give Columbia Sportswear a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Columbia Sportswear is hold, with an average price target of $53.93.
Selling to fickle consumers is a tough business for Columbia Sportswear or anyone else in the space. But some companies are better equipped to face the future than others. In a new report, we'll give you the rundown on three companies that are setting themselves up to dominate retail. Click here for instant access to this free report.
Add Columbia Sportswear to My Watchlist.
The article Are You Expecting This from Columbia Sportswear? originally appeared on Fool.com.
Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor ofMotley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.