Stewart Information Services (NYSE: STC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. 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 Stewart Information Services's revenues will grow 14.0% and EPS will increase 828.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $507.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.30.
Last quarter, Stewart Information Services logged revenue of $520.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $418.5 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 $1.45. GAAP EPS of $1.45 for Q3 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 48.9%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.8%, 560 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.7%, 560 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.88.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 157 members out of 178 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 71 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give Stewart Information Services a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stewart Information Services is buy, with an average price target of $18.00.
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