Valspar (NYSE: VAL ) is expected to report Q1 earnings around Feb. 11. 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 Valspar's revenues will grow 4.5% and EPS will increase 8.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $925.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.67.
Last quarter, Valspar reported revenue of $1.02 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.05 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 $0.86. GAAP EPS were $0.79 for Q4 against -$3.19 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 34.0%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.2%, 3,540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.79.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Valspar is outperform, with an average price target of $57.83.
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