Home Depot (NYSE: HD ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 14. 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 Home Depot's revenues will increase 2.6% and EPS will expand 14.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $20.75 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.98.
Last quarter, Home Depot logged revenue of $17.81 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $16.82 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.68 for Q1 were 36% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 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 34.7%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.6%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.8%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $73.94 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.93.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,355 members out of 4,285 rating the stock outperform, and 930 members rating it underperform. Among 1,091 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 929 give Home Depot a green thumbs-up, and 162 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Home Depot is outperform, with an average price target of $52.67.
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