Cintas (Nasdaq: CTAS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on July 16. 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 Cintas' revenues will increase 5.3% and EPS will improve 20.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.07 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.
Last quarter, Cintas logged revenue of $1.01 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $937.8 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 Q3 were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.40 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 42.1%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.6%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.11 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.27.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 358 members out of 381 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 148 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 145 give Cintas 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 Cintas is hold, with an average price target of $37.00.
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