What Does Wall Street See for Arcos Dorados Holdings's Q2?

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Arcos Dorados Holdings (NYS: ARCO) is expected to report Q2 earnings around Aug. 6. 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 Arcos Dorados Holdings's revenues will increase 10.3% and EPS will grow 16.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $997.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Arcos Dorados Holdings notched revenue of $976.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $921.6 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.04. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q1 against $0.12 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 12.3%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.8%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.7%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.13 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.38.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 630 members out of 645 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 169 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 166 give Arcos Dorados Holdings a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Arcos Dorados Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $14.71.

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