HNI (NYSE: HNI ) is expected to report Q4 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 HNI's revenues will grow 3.9% and EPS will grow 4.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $519.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.
Last quarter, HNI tallied revenue of $550.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $504.2 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 $0.55. GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q3 were 3.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 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 34.8%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.7%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.16.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 36 members out of 48 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 16 give HNI a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on HNI is hold, with an average price target of $30.00.
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