What Does Wall Street See for Jos. A Bank Clothiers's Q4?
Jos. A Bank Clothiers (NAS: JOSB) is expected to report Q4 earnings around April 5. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Jos. A Bank Clothiers's revenues will grow 9.1% and EPS will wither -37.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $377.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.98.
Last quarter, Jos. A Bank Clothiers tallied revenue of $232.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $209.6 million.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.47. GAAP EPS of $0.47 for Q3 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.54 per share.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 57.0%, 560 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.1%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.7%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.81.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 430 members out of 484 rating the stock outperform, and 54 members rating it underperform. Among 152 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 143 give Jos. A Bank Clothiers 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 Jos. A Bank Clothiers is hold, with an average price target of $56.67.
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