Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Feb. 13. 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 Whole Foods Market's revenues will grow 13.9% and EPS will grow 18.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.86 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.77.
Last quarter, Whole Foods Market chalked up revenue of $2.91 billion. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.35 billion.
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 $0.60. GAAP EPS of $0.60 for Q4 were 43% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 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 35.3%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.9%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.89.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,411 members out of 4,975 rating the stock outperform, and 564 members rating it underperform. Among 1,526 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,424 give Whole Foods Market a green thumbs-up, and 102 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Whole Foods Market is outperform, with an average price target of $103.65.
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