KB Home (NYSE: KBH ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Dec. 20. 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 KB Home's revenues will grow 19.0% and EPS will drop -71.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $570.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Last quarter, KB Home reported revenue of $424.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $367.3 million.
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 -$0.20. GAAP EPS were $0.04 for Q3 against -$0.13 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 16.0%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.2%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.8%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.55 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.81.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 582 members out of 1,250 rating the stock outperform, and 668 members rating it underperform. Among 352 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 157 give KB Home a green thumbs-up, and 195 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on KB Home is hold, with an average price target of $10.43.
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