Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 12. 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 Coca-Cola's revenues will expand 4.6% and EPS will grow 10.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $11.54 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.
Last quarter, Coca-Cola notched revenue of $12.34 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $12.25 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 $0.51. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q3 were 4.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.48 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 60.7%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.1%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.7%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $48.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.00.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 6,356 members out of 6,668 rating the stock outperform, and 312 members rating it underperform. Among 1,809 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,757 give Coca-Cola a green thumbs-up, and 52 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coca-Cola is outperform, with an average price target of $41.09.
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