Visa (NYSE: V ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Feb. 6. 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 Visa's revenues will expand 10.6% and EPS will grow 20.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.82 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.79.
Last quarter, Visa booked revenue of $2.73 billion. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.38 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 $1.54. GAAP EPS of $2.47 for Q4 were 93% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.28 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 95.9%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 55.8%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 60.9%, 2,400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $11.54 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.25.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,844 members out of 5,114 rating the stock outperform, and 270 members rating it underperform. Among 1,043 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 996 give Visa 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 Visa is outperform, with an average price target of $139.28.
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