Home Depot (NYSE: HD ) 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 Home Depot's revenues will grow 10.4% and EPS will expand 28.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $17.68 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.
Last quarter, Home Depot logged revenue of $18.13 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $17.33 billion.
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 $0.74. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q3 were 5.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.60 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 34.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.1%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.2%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $74.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.05.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,424 members out of 4,359 rating the stock outperform, and 935 members rating it underperform. Among 1,165 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,019 give Home Depot a green thumbs-up, and 146 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Home Depot is outperform, with an average price target of $59.88.
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