Stonemor Partners (NYSE: STON ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 15. 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 Stonemor Partners's revenues will increase 6.1% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $62.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.06.
Last quarter, Stonemor Partners booked revenue of $62.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $60.3 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 $0.05. GAAP EPS were $0.05 for Q3 against -$0.01 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 56.9%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.9%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.7%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $245.6 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.01.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 356 members out of 376 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 115 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 112 give Stonemor Partners a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stonemor Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $29.67.
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