Universal Forest Products (Nasdaq: UFPI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around 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 Universal Forest Products's revenues will increase 10.9% and EPS will expand from $0.00 per share the prior year.
The average estimate for revenue is $468.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Last quarter, Universal Forest Products reported revenue of $533.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $468.9 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 $0.23. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q3 were 28% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.29 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 10.4%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.5%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.8%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.05 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.20.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 78 members out of 99 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 35 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 28 give Universal Forest Products 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 Universal Forest Products is hold, with an average price target of $41.00.
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