Dick's Sporting Goods's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know

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Dick's Sporting Goods (NYS: DKS) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 11. 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 Dick's Sporting Goods's revenues will grow 15.5% and EPS will expand 20.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.86 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.06.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Dick's Sporting Goods recorded revenue of $1.31 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.18 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 $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q3 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.33 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 31.0%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.8%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.89 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.56.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 409 members out of 466 rating the stock outperform, and 57 members rating it underperform. Among 166 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 154 give Dick's Sporting Goods a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dick's Sporting Goods is outperform, with an average price target of $56.95.

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