Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 5. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Quad/Graphics's revenues will decrease -14.7% and EPS will increase 4.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.12 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.91.
Last quarter, Quad/Graphics booked revenue of $1.04 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.11 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 $1.10. GAAP EPS were $0.84 for Q3 against -$0.48 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 23.2%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.8%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.8%, 580 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.89.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 17 members out of 37 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 12 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), six give Quad/Graphics a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Quad/Graphics is hold, with an average price target of $18.75.
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