B/E Aerospace (Nasdaq: BEAV ) 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 B/E Aerospace's revenues will grow 17.9% and EPS will grow 20.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $771.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Last quarter, B/E Aerospace recorded revenue of $766.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $636.0 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 $0.77. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q3 were 72% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 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 37.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.1%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.4%, 790 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.05 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.80.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 571 members out of 593 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 162 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 158 give B/E Aerospace a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on B/E Aerospace is outperform, with an average price target of $53.13.
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