Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Dec. 5. 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 Vera Bradley's revenues will expand 11.6% and EPS will increase 18.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $135.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Last quarter, Vera Bradley chalked up revenue of $123.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $103.8 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 $0.33. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q2 were 2.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 55.8%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.7%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.9%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $542.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.65.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 83 members out of 93 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 26 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 23 give Vera Bradley a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Vera Bradley is outperform, with an average price target of $32.38.
Selling to fickle consumers is a tough business for Vera Bradley or anyone else in the space. But some companies are better equipped to face the future than others. In a new report, we'll give you the rundown on three companies that are setting themselves up to dominate retail. Click here for instant access to this free report.