AutoZone (NYSE: AZO ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Feb. 26. 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 AutoZone's revenues will expand 3.9% and EPS will grow 13.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.87 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $4.70.
Last quarter, AutoZone reported revenue of $1.99 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.92 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 $5.41. GAAP EPS of $5.41 for Q1 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.68 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 51.8%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.2%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.2%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $27.35.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 384 members out of 548 rating the stock outperform, and 164 members rating it underperform. Among 154 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 113 give AutoZone a green thumbs-up, and 41 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AutoZone is outperform, with an average price target of $417.41.
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