Mattel (Nasdaq: MAT ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 1. 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 Mattel's revenues will increase 6.5% and EPS will grow 7.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.29 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.15.
Last quarter, Mattel tallied revenue of $2.08 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.00 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 $1.04. GAAP EPS of $1.04 for Q3 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.86 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 53.7%, 590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.6%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.6%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.46 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.53.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 662 members out of 750 rating the stock outperform, and 88 members rating it underperform. Among 220 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 209 give Mattel a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Mattel is outperform, with an average price target of $38.42.
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