Gap (NYSE: GPS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 28. 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 Gap's revenues will grow 8.1% and EPS will increase 59.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.63 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.
Last quarter, Gap reported revenue of $3.86 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.59 billion.
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 $0.63. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q3 were 66% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 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 41.2%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.5%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.0%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.56 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.29.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 527 members out of 845 rating the stock outperform, and 318 members rating it underperform. Among 267 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 175 give Gap a green thumbs-up, and 92 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Gap is hold, with an average price target of $37.81.
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