Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 17. 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 Stanley Black & Decker's revenues will grow 7.8% and EPS will expand 8.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.84 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.45.
Last quarter, Stanley Black & Decker booked revenue of $2.81 billion. GAAP reported sales were 8.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.60 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 $1.32. GAAP EPS of $0.92 for Q2 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.14 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 36.6%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.0%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.5%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $11.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.51.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 183 members out of 205 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 71 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 67 give Stanley Black & Decker a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stanley Black & Decker is outperform, with an average price target of $82.45.
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