Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 1. 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 Newell Rubbermaid's revenues will grow 1.5% and EPS will grow 5.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.52 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.
Last quarter, Newell Rubbermaid recorded revenue of $1.54 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.55 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 $0.47. GAAP EPS were $0.37 for Q3 compared to -$0.61 per share for 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 37.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.7%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 1,860 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.69.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 311 members out of 339 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 133 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 128 give Newell Rubbermaid a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Newell Rubbermaid is outperform, with an average price target of $22.04.
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