US Airways Group (NYSE: LCC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Jan. 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 US Airways Group's revenues will grow 3.4% and EPS will drop -23.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.26 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.
Last quarter, US Airways Group logged revenue of $3.53 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.44 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 $0.98. GAAP EPS of $1.24 for Q3 were 202% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 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 21.8%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.0%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.9%, 470 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.81 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.63.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 464 members out of 797 rating the stock outperform, and 333 members rating it underperform. Among 182 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 109 give US Airways Group a green thumbs-up, and 73 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on US Airways Group is outperform, with an average price target of $15.68.
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