Are You Expecting This from Bed Bath & Beyond?

Bed Bath & Beyond (NAS: BBBY) is expected to report Q4 earnings around April 3. 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 Bed Bath & Beyond's revenues will increase 24.0% and EPS will grow 13.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $3.39 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.68.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Bed Bath & Beyond reported revenue of $2.70 billion. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.34 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.03. GAAP EPS of $1.03 for Q3 were 8.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.95 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 39.8%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.4%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.6%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $10.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.56.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,127 members out of 1,340 rating the stock outperform, and 213 members rating it underperform. Among 482 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 443 give Bed Bath & Beyond a green thumbs-up, and 39 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bed Bath & Beyond is outperform, with an average price target of $75.39.

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