Honda (NYSE: HMC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on April 26. 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 Honda's revenues will grow 1.7% and EPS will grow 18.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $29.68 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.58.
Last quarter, Honda chalked up revenue of $28.04 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $25.25 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 $0.47. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q3 were 47% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 25.8%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.4%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $105.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.40.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,722 members out of 1,812 rating the stock outperform, and 90 members rating it underperform. Among 496 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 479 give Honda a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Honda is outperform, with an average price target of $40.01.
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