Philip Morris International (NYS: PM) 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 Philip Morris International's revenues will grow 4.5% and EPS will increase 10.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $8.02 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.22.
Last quarter, Philip Morris International reported revenue of $7.92 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $8.36 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 $1.38. GAAP EPS of $1.32 for Q3 were 2.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.35 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 67.4%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 46.2%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 28.1%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $31.45 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.20.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,880 members out of 2,941 rating the stock outperform, and 61 members rating it underperform. Among 817 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 806 give Philip Morris International a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Philip Morris International is outperform, with an average price target of $91.81.
Is Philip Morris International the best consumer bet for you? Learn how to maximize your investment income and "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks," including three consumer-facing product powerhouses. Click here for instant access to this free report.
Add Philip Morris International to My Watchlist.
The article Philip Morris International Earnings Are on Deck 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 owns shares of Philip Morris International. 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.