Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE: GPK ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 Graphic Packaging Holding's revenues will increase 5.6% and EPS will expand 33.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.13 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.08.
Last quarter, Graphic Packaging Holding booked revenue of $1.05 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.05 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 $0.09. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q4 were 91% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.67 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 15.6%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.3%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.2%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.61 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.49.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Graphic Packaging Holding is buy, with an average price target of $7.05.
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