Are You Expecting This from Smith & Wesson Holding?
Smith & Wesson Holding (NAS: SWHC) is expected to report Q4 earnings around May 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 Smith & Wesson Holding's revenues will expand 32.7% and EPS will expand 51.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $171.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.
Last quarter, Smith & Wesson Holding logged revenue of $136.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 39% higher than the prior-year quarter's $98.1 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 $0.26. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q3 were 214% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 36.8%, 620 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.6%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.7%, 620 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $580.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.20.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 949 members out of 1,019 rating the stock outperform, and 70 members rating it underperform. Among 209 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 196 give Smith & Wesson Holding a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Smith & Wesson Holding is outperform, with an average price target of $13.33.
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