Mead Johnson Nutrition (NYSE: MJN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. 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 Mead Johnson Nutrition's revenues will increase 4.8% and EPS will increase 30.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $954.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.68.
Last quarter, Mead Johnson Nutrition booked revenue of $921.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $933.9 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 $0.71. GAAP EPS of $0.69 for Q3 were 1.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 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 61.2%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.5%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.2%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.04.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 80 members out of 96 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 33 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give Mead Johnson Nutrition a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Mead Johnson Nutrition is outperform, with an average price target of $80.36.
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