Jabil Circuit (NYSE: JBL ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Dec. 19. 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 Jabil Circuit's revenues will increase 2.0% and EPS will drop -13.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.41 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.56.
Last quarter, Jabil Circuit reported revenue of $4.34 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.28 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 $0.54. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q4 were 23% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 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 7.3%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.3%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.9%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $18.10 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.54.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 381 members out of 419 rating the stock outperform, and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 88 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 85 give Jabil Circuit 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 Jabil Circuit is outperform, with an average price target of $26.15.
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