AFLAC (NYSE: AFL ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. 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 AFLAC's revenues will decrease -2.0% and EPS will drop -6.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $6.12 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.62.
Last quarter, AFLAC booked revenue of $6.38 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.04 billion.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.48. GAAP EPS of $1.24 for Q4 were 8.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.14 per share.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 25.7%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.2%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $24.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.31.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,965 members out of 2,049 rating the stock outperform, and 84 members rating it underperform. Among 558 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 539 give AFLAC a green thumbs-up, and 19 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AFLAC is outperform, with an average price target of $58.00.
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