Mattel (Nasdaq: MAT ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 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 Mattel's revenues will grow 4.1% and EPS will grow 15.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.08 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.99.
Last quarter, Mattel reported revenue of $1.16 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.16 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 $0.28. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q2 were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 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 51.3%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.4%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.3%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.45 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.47.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 658 members out of 747 rating the stock outperform, and 89 members rating it underperform. Among 201 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 189 give Mattel a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Mattel is outperform, with an average price target of $36.31.
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