USG (NYSE: USG ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around 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 USG's revenues will grow 4.8% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $786.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.27.
Last quarter, USG recorded revenue of $828.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $763.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.25. GAAP EPS were -$0.28 for Q3 versus -$1.09 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 12.8%, 680 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.9%, 650 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.5%, 1,160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.94.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,723 members out of 1,870 rating the stock outperform, and 147 members rating it underperform. Among 535 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 502 give USG a green thumbs-up, and 33 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on USG is outperform, with an average price target of $21.64.
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