Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE: EL ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Feb. 5. 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 Estée Lauder Companies's revenues will increase 5.8% and EPS will expand 4.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.90 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.05.
Last quarter, Estée Lauder Companies reported revenue of $2.55 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.48 billion.
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 $0.79. GAAP EPS of $0.76 for Q1 were 8.6% higher 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 78.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.9%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.7%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $10.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.57.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 169 members out of 234 rating the stock outperform, and 65 members rating it underperform. Among 87 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 65 give Estée Lauder Companies a green thumbs-up, and 22 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Estée Lauder Companies is outperform, with an average price target of $65.88.
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