Textron (NYSE: TXT ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 23. 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 Textron's revenues will grow 4.9% and EPS will grow 16.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.41 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Last quarter, Textron notched revenue of $3.00 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.81 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 $0.48. GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q3 were 8.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 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 17.0%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.1%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.0%, about the same as the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $12.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.03.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 540 members out of 591 rating the stock outperform, and 51 members rating it underperform. Among 174 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 164 give Textron a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Textron is outperform, with an average price target of $31.07.
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