Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA ) 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 Vera Bradley's revenues will expand 13.9% and EPS will grow 14.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $153.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Last quarter, Vera Bradley tallied revenue of $138.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $121.1 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 $0.44. GAAP EPS of $0.44 for Q3 were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.32 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 58.0%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.9%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.8%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $531.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.69.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 85 members out of 97 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 31 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 27 give Vera Bradley a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Vera Bradley is outperform, with an average price target of $29.75.
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