Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE: EL ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Nov. 1. 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 Estée Lauder Companies's revenues will increase 2.4% and EPS will expand 7.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.53 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.76.
Last quarter, Estée Lauder Companies logged revenue of $2.25 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.06 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q4 were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 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 80.5%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.9%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $10.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.57.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 162 members out of 226 rating the stock outperform, and 64 members rating it underperform. Among 83 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 62 give Estée Lauder Companies a green thumbs-up, and 21 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Estée Lauder Companies is outperform, with an average price target of $65.34.
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