Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 13. 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 Weight Watchers International's revenues will decrease -0.9% and EPS will increase 1.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $397.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.87.
Last quarter, Weight Watchers International reported revenue of $430.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $428.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.20. GAAP EPS of $1.20 for Q3 were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.09 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 59.4%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 30.7%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.6%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.82 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.08.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 213 members out of 243 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 69 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 62 give Weight Watchers International a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Weight Watchers International is hold, with an average price target of $59.57.
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