Cott (NYSE: COT ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 15. 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 Cott's revenues will wane -1.0% and EPS will decrease -220.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $543.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Last quarter, Cott chalked up revenue of $583.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $611.3 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 $0.16. GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q3 were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 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 12.5%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.0%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.28 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.55.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 162 members out of 267 rating the stock outperform, and 105 members rating it underperform. Among 76 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 52 give Cott a green thumbs-up, and 24 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cott is outperform, with an average price target of $10.50.
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