Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around 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 Church & Dwight's revenues will expand 10.1% and EPS will grow 9.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $804.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.58.
Last quarter, Church & Dwight logged revenue of $725.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $701.0 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 $0.66. GAAP EPS of $0.66 for Q3 were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.54 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 45.2%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.0%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.9%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.92 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.46.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 415 members out of 434 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 157 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 153 give Church & Dwight a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Church & Dwight is outperform, with an average price target of $56.53.
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