Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Oct. 30. 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 Emerson Electric's revenues will grow 2.1% and EPS will expand 6.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $6.68 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.05.
Last quarter, Emerson Electric logged revenue of $6.48 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.29 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 $1.04. GAAP EPS of $1.04 for Q3 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.90 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 40.5%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.9%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $24.44 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.35.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,380 members out of 1,406 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 344 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 337 give Emerson Electric a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Emerson Electric is outperform, with an average price target of $55.63.
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