Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Jan. 23. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Jacobs Engineering Group's revenues will grow 8.1% and EPS will grow 8.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.84 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.76.
Last quarter, Jacobs Engineering Group reported revenue of $2.79 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.72 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 $0.80. GAAP EPS of $0.83 for Q4 were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.74 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 16.0%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.2%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.9%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $12.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.31.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 968 members out of 993 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 239 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 232 give Jacobs Engineering Group a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Jacobs Engineering Group is outperform, with an average price target of $49.94.
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