Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 4. 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 Leggett & Platt's revenues will grow 2.8% and EPS will expand 63.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $878.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.
Last quarter, Leggett & Platt logged revenue of $982.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $940.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.45. GAAP EPS of $0.45 for Q3 were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.31 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 20.9%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.8%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.7%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.75 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.57.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 210 members out of 249 rating the stock outperform, and 39 members rating it underperform. Among 85 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 76 give Leggett & Platt a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Leggett & Platt is outperform, with an average price target of $27.00.
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