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Will These Numbers From Dick's Sporting Goods Be Good Enough for You?

Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS  ) 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 Dick's Sporting Goods' revenues will expand 9.4% and EPS will improve 23.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.43 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Dick's Sporting Goods reported revenue of $1.28 billion. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.11 billion.

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

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.45. GAAP EPS of $0.45 for Q1 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 per share.

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

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 30.8%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.5%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.86 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.54.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 397 members out of 459 rating the stock outperform, and 62 members rating it underperform. Among 153 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 137 give Dick's Sporting Goods a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dick's Sporting Goods is outperform, with an average price target of $53.39.

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