Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Aug. 8. 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 Ralph Lauren's revenues will grow 3.8% and EPS will contract -5.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.58 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.79.
Last quarter, Ralph Lauren booked revenue of $1.62 billion. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.43 billion.
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 $0.99. GAAP EPS of $0.99 for Q4 were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.74 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 57.1%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.3%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.8%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.91.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 366 members out of 451 rating the stock outperform, and 85 members rating it underperform. Among 115 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 93 give Ralph Lauren a green thumbs-up, and 22 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ralph Lauren is outperform, with an average price target of $183.92.
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