Gannett (NYSE: GCI ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 23. 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 Gannett's revenues will grow 1.9% and EPS will increase 2.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.24 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.35.
Last quarter, Gannett logged revenue of $1.52 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.39 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 $0.89. GAAP EPS of $0.44 for Q4 were 10% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 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 48.6%, 500 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.6%, 540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.8%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.21.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 322 members out of 441 rating the stock outperform, and 119 members rating it underperform. Among 152 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 120 give Gannett a green thumbs-up, and 32 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Gannett is outperform, with an average price target of $19.45.
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