Builders FirstSource (Nasdaq: BLDR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 21. 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 Builders FirstSource's revenues will grow 35.1% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $260.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.07.
Last quarter, Builders FirstSource logged revenue of $291.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $217.2 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 -$0.07. GAAP EPS were -$0.14 for Q3 versus -$0.12 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 19.8%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -0.3%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.6%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.38.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 224 members out of 274 rating the stock outperform, and 50 members rating it underperform. Among 80 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 67 give Builders FirstSource a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Builders FirstSource is buy, with an average price target of $5.38.
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