Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 Boston Beer's revenues will increase 7.3% and EPS will grow 9.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $152.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.28.
Last quarter, Boston Beer chalked up revenue of $166.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $134.8 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 $1.53. GAAP EPS of $1.53 for Q3 were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.19 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 56.0%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.0%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.5%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $583.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $4.46.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Boston Beer is underperform, with an average price target of $108.14.
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