McCormick (NYSE: MKC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Jan. 26. 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 McCormick's revenues will grow 5.7% and EPS will grow 16.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.17 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.14.
Last quarter, McCormick reported revenue of $977.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $920.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.78. GAAP EPS of $0.78 for Q3 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.69 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 40.1%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.03 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.07.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 393 members out of 409 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 163 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 160 give McCormick a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on McCormick is hold, with an average price target of $61.58.
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