Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG ) 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 Leggett & Platt's revenues will grow 1.7% and EPS will increase 26.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $963.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Last quarter, Leggett & Platt logged revenue of $853.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $854.1 million.
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 $0.32. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q4 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.06 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 20.8%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.8%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.6%, 760 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.83 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.62.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 221 members out of 259 rating the stock outperform, and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 88 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 79 give Leggett & Platt a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Leggett & Platt is hold, with an average price target of $28.50.
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