Lennar (NYSE: LEN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 15. 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 Lennar's revenues will grow 38.1% and EPS will grow 181.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.32 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.
Last quarter, Lennar logged revenue of $1.10 billion. GAAP reported sales were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $820.2 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 $0.16. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q3 were 264% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 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 23.7%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.6%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.9%, 540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.99.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 540 members out of 1,234 rating the stock outperform, and 694 members rating it underperform. Among 379 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 185 give Lennar a green thumbs-up, and 194 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Lennar is hold, with an average price target of $30.87.
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