ANN INC (NYSE: ANN ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 16. 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 ANN INC's revenues will grow 7.5% and EPS will expand 23.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $606.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.75.
Last quarter, ANN INC reported revenue of $594.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $558.2 million.
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 $0.63. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q2 were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 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 55.9%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.9%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.2%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.24.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 181 members out of 266 rating the stock outperform, and 85 members rating it underperform. Among 93 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 68 give ANN INC a green thumbs-up, and 25 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ANN INC is outperform, with an average price target of $31.15.
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