Garmin (Nasdaq: GRMN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 Garmin's revenues will compress -8.4% and EPS will drop -12.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $833.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.74.
Last quarter, Garmin tallied revenue of $672.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $667.0 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 $0.74. GAAP EPS of $0.72 for Q3 were 6.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.77 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 53.4%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.8%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.9%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.78 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.91.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,320 members out of 4,764 rating the stock outperform, and 444 members rating it underperform. Among 1,096 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 992 give Garmin a green thumbs-up, and 104 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Garmin is outperform, with an average price target of $48.68.
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