Altria Group (NYSE: MO ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. 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 Altria Group's revenues will drop -0.1% and EPS will grow 8.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.34 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Last quarter, Altria Group notched revenue of $4.47 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.33 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 $0.58. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q3 were 44% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.57 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 55.6%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 44.3%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.7%, 1,240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $18.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.21.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 8,636 members out of 8,962 rating the stock outperform, and 326 members rating it underperform. Among 2,203 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 2,165 give Altria Group a green thumbs-up, and 38 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Altria Group is outperform, with an average price target of $35.38.
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