Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 24. 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 Stanley Black & Decker's revenues will shrink -5.7% and EPS will wither -2.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.63 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.33.
Last quarter, Stanley Black & Decker reported revenue of $2.79 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.62 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 $1.40. GAAP EPS of $0.69 for Q3 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.92 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 36.7%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $10.41 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.81.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 187 members out of 210 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 76 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 72 give Stanley Black & Decker a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stanley Black & Decker is outperform, with an average price target of $78.33.
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