Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK ) 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 Alaska Air Group's revenues will grow 8.2% and EPS will grow 41.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.13 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Last quarter, Alaska Air Group notched revenue of $1.27 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.20 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 $2.09. GAAP EPS of $2.27 for Q3 were 114% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.06 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 32.9%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.5%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.8%, 630 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.73.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Alaska Air Group is outperform, with an average price target of $47.13.
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