What Does Wall Street See for PriceSmart's Q1?
PriceSmart (NAS: PSMT) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Jan. 9. 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 PriceSmart's revenues will expand 15.1% and EPS will expand 29.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $539.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Last quarter, PriceSmart tallied revenue of $515.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $447.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.58. GAAP EPS of $0.58 for Q4 were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 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 16.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.4%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.4%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.34 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.73.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 495 members out of 512 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 128 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 120 give PriceSmart a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PriceSmart is hold, with an average price target of $79.75.
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