Dollar Tree (Nasdaq: DLTR ) 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 Dollar Tree's revenues will expand 14.8% and EPS will grow 23.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.23 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.99.
Last quarter, Dollar Tree reported revenue of $1.72 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.60 billion.
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 $0.51. GAAP EPS of $0.68 for Q3 were 58% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.43 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 34.9%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.7%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.0%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.38 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.50.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 473 members out of 516 rating the stock outperform, and 43 members rating it underperform. Among 142 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 135 give Dollar Tree 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 Dollar Tree is outperform, with an average price target of $50.03.
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