General Motors (NYSE: GM ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. 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 General Motors's revenues will grow 2.3% and EPS will increase 30.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $38.88 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.
Last quarter, General Motors logged revenue of $37.60 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $36.72 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 $0.93. GAAP EPS of $0.89 for Q3 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 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 12.1%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.5%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.9%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $151.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.26.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 829 members out of 1,049 rating the stock outperform, and 220 members rating it underperform. Among 224 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 176 give General Motors a green thumbs-up, and 48 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on General Motors is outperform, with an average price target of $30.98.
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