Boise (NYSE: BZ ) 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 Boise's revenues will expand 5.6% and EPS will expand 11.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $633.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Last quarter, Boise tallied revenue of $645.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $631.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.23. GAAP EPS of $0.04 for Q3 were 83% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 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 21.8%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.2%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.6%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.56 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.77.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 210 members out of 232 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 61 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give Boise a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Boise is outperform, with an average price target of $10.40.
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