AutoZone (NYSE: AZO ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Dec. 4. 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 AutoZone's revenues will grow 5.0% and EPS will increase 14.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.02 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $5.35.
Last quarter, AutoZone chalked up revenue of $2.76 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.64 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 $8.46. GAAP EPS of $8.46 for Q4 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $7.18 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 51.8%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.3%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.7%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $27.25.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 384 members out of 554 rating the stock outperform, and 170 members rating it underperform. Among 154 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 112 give AutoZone a green thumbs-up, and 42 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AutoZone is outperform, with an average price target of $418.35.
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