JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 29. 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 JetBlue Airways's revenues will expand 5.6% and EPS will shrink -75.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.21 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.
Last quarter, JetBlue Airways tallied revenue of $1.31 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.5% 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, EPS came in at $0.14. GAAP EPS of $0.14 for Q3 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 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 28.7%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.6%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.4%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.99 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.42.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 946 members out of 1,153 rating the stock outperform, and 207 members rating it underperform. Among 288 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 244 give JetBlue Airways a green thumbs-up, and 44 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on JetBlue Airways is outperform, with an average price target of $6.78.
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