Tim Hortons (NYS: THI) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 21. 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 Tim Hortons's revenues will grow 8.6% and EPS will increase 14.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $832.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Last quarter, Tim Hortons tallied revenue of $814.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $699.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.73. GAAP EPS of $0.69 for Q3 were 9.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 24.6%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.7%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.2%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.70.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 381 members out of 412 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 109 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 102 give Tim Hortons a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Tim Hortons is hold, with an average price target of $54.57.
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