Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Feb. 5. 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 Walt Disney's revenues will increase 4.2% and EPS will wither -3.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $11.23 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.77.
Last quarter, Walt Disney booked revenue of $10.78 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $10.43 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 $0.68. GAAP EPS of $0.69 for Q4 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.59 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 18.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.5%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $44.97 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.40.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 5,293 members out of 5,634 rating the stock outperform, and 341 members rating it underperform. Among 1,600 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,553 give Walt Disney a green thumbs-up, and 47 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Walt Disney is outperform, with an average price target of $53.69.
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