TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 14. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict TJX Companies' revenues will expand 8.5% and EPS will increase 20.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.93 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Last quarter, TJX Companies reported revenue of $5.80 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $5.22 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 $0.55. GAAP EPS of $0.55 for Q1 were 62% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 28.2%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.9%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.2%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $25.42 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.46.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 565 members out of 631 rating the stock outperform, and 66 members rating it underperform. Among 173 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 160 give TJX Companies a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TJX Companies is outperform, with an average price target of $41.52.
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