Sysco (NYSE: SYY ) is expected to report Q2 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 Sysco's revenues will grow 4.4% and EPS will compress -8.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $10.69 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.
Last quarter, Sysco reported revenue of $11.09 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $10.59 billion.
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 $0.49. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q1 were 3.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 18.1%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.4%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.6%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $44.59 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.98.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,280 members out of 1,330 rating the stock outperform, and 50 members rating it underperform. Among 446 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 441 give Sysco a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sysco is hold, with an average price target of $30.70.
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