Tesco (Nasdaq: TESO ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 23. 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 Tesco's revenues will drop -26.4% and EPS will decrease -24.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $120.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.
Last quarter, Tesco tallied revenue of $126.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $127.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.23. GAAP EPS of $0.23 for Q3 were 130% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 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 23.5%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.0%, 640 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 410 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $535.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.04.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 269 members out of 281 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 87 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 85 give Tesco a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Tesco is outperform, with an average price target of $15.00.
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