Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYS: BUD) is expected to report Q1 earnings around May 2. 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 Anheuser-Busch InBev's revenues will grow 1.9% and EPS will decrease -15.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $9.51 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.89.
Last quarter, Anheuser-Busch InBev recorded revenue of $10.29 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.87 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 $1.12. GAAP EPS of $1.10 for Q4 were 5.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.16 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 60.1%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 34.8%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.1%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $45.38 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.74.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 276 members out of 300 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 80 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 76 give Anheuser-Busch InBev a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Anheuser-Busch InBev is outperform, with an average price target of $93.93.
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