Beam (NYSE: BEAM ) 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 Beam's revenues will grow 9.5% and EPS will wither -1.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $697.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.68.
Last quarter, Beam reported revenue of $627.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $579.2 million.
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 $0.62. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q3 were 82% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.67 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 59.2%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.3%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.2%, 5,910 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.47 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.40.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 167 members out of 172 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 75 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 74 give Beam a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Beam is hold, with an average price target of $62.08.
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