J. M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Feb. 15. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict J. M. Smucker's revenues will expand 6.1% and EPS will grow 13.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.56 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.39.
Last quarter, J. M. Smucker chalked up revenue of $1.63 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.51 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 $1.45. GAAP EPS of $1.36 for Q2 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.12 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 33.4%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.1%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.1%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.94 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.21.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 461 members out of 482 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 170 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 162 give J. M. Smucker a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on J. M. Smucker is hold, with an average price target of $86.92.
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