Middleby (Nasdaq: MIDD ) is expected to report Q4 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 Middleby's revenues will expand 15.5% and EPS will shrink -4.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $281.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.78.
Last quarter, Middleby logged revenue of $257.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $218.7 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 $1.60. GAAP EPS of $1.60 for Q3 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.26 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 39.0%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.4%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.6%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.03 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.26.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Middleby is hold, with an average price target of $120.80.
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