Sears Holdings (Nasdaq: SHLD ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 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 Sears Holdings' revenues will compress -6.3% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $9.68 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$1.01.
Last quarter, Sears Holdings reported revenue of $9.27 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $9.54 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 -$0.31. GAAP EPS were $1.78 for Q1 against -$1.58 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 27.7%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -0.5%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.0%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $39.43 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$2.67.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,478 members out of 2,333 rating the stock outperform, and 855 members rating it underperform. Among 579 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 325 give Sears Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 254 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sears Holdings is underperform, with an average price target of $27.75.
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