Can Global Partners Beat These Numbers?

Global Partners (NYS: GLP) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 25. 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 Global Partners's revenues will grow 38.6% and EPS will grow 13.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $5.43 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.75.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Global Partners notched revenue of $5.59 billion. GAAP reported sales were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.98 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 $0.51. GAAP EPS were $0.51 for Q1 against -$0.06 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 1.7%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.4%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.3%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $22.84 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.94.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 146 members out of 154 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 42 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 41 give Global Partners a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Global Partners is hold, with an average price target of $37.00.

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