Ford (NYSE: F ) 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 Ford's revenues will grow 1.0% and EPS will increase 30.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $32.93 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Last quarter, Ford notched revenue of $30.25 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $33.05 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 $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.41 were the same as the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 15.2%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.1%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $124.92 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.34.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 9,652 members out of 12,047 rating the stock outperform, and 2,395 members rating it underperform. Among 1,969 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,607 give Ford a green thumbs-up, and 362 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ford is outperform, with an average price target of $13.82.
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