Global Partners (NYSE: GLP ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 14. 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 Global Partners's revenues will expand 6.2% and EPS will grow 10.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.36 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.
Last quarter, Global Partners recorded revenue of $4.62 billion. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.77 billion.
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 $0.24. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q3 were 200% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.08 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 1.8%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.4%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.1%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $16.87 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.26.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 142 members out of 150 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 38 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Global Partners a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Global Partners is hold, with an average price target of $24.75.
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