Group 1 Automotive (NYSE: GPI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 19. 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 Group 1 Automotive's revenues will expand 17.6% and EPS will increase 26.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.91 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.19.
Last quarter, Group 1 Automotive reported revenue of $1.98 billion. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.57 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 $1.32. GAAP EPS of $1.32 for Q3 were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.91 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 14.7%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.4%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.41 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.73.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 96 members out of 133 rating the stock outperform, and 37 members rating it underperform. Among 53 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 46 give Group 1 Automotive 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 Group 1 Automotive is outperform, with an average price target of $67.10.
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