Snyder's-Lance (Nasdaq: LNCE ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 12. 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 Snyder's-Lance's revenues will expand 3.2% and EPS will grow 30.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $425.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Last quarter, Snyder's-Lance logged revenue of $406.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $421.9 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 $0.28. GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q3 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 33.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.62 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.92.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 68 members out of 80 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 24 give Snyder's-Lance a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Snyder's-Lance is outperform, with an average price target of $27.13.
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