Boeing (NYSE: BA ) 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 Boeing's revenues will grow 1.8% and EPS will grow 14.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $19.72 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.40.
Last quarter, Boeing recorded revenue of $22.30 billion. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $19.56 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 $1.28. GAAP EPS of $1.25 for Q4 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.83 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 14.6%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.0%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $83.92 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.00.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,900 members out of 4,328 rating the stock outperform, and 428 members rating it underperform. Among 923 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 856 give Boeing a green thumbs-up, and 67 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Boeing is outperform, with an average price target of $85.52.
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