Leucadia National (NYSE: LUK ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around 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 Leucadia National's revenues will grow 636.4% and EPS will increase 13.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.19 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.
Last quarter, Leucadia National reported revenue of $2.19 billion. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $199.8 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 $0.44. GAAP EPS were $0.43 for Q3 compared to -$1.19 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 12.8%, 4,860 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.5%, 1,490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.9%, 15,060 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.41 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.89.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,350 members out of 1,383 rating the stock outperform, and 33 members rating it underperform. Among 417 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 409 give Leucadia National a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Leucadia National is hold, with an average price target of $24.00.
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