Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG ) 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 Harley-Davidson's revenues will contract -5.1% and EPS will grow 29.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $974.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Last quarter, Harley-Davidson chalked up revenue of $1.09 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.40 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 $0.59. GAAP EPS of $0.59 for Q3 were 24% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.78 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 38.7%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.1%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.7%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.91 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.74.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,451 members out of 1,852 rating the stock outperform, and 401 members rating it underperform. Among 516 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 445 give Harley-Davidson a green thumbs-up, and 71 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Harley-Davidson is outperform, with an average price target of $51.57.
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