Altria Group (NYSE: MO ) 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 Altria Group's revenues will grow 1.0% and EPS will grow 8.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.
Last quarter, Altria Group booked revenue of $4.46 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.35 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.55. GAAP EPS of $0.55 for Q4 were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 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 53.5%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 45.0%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.7%, 550 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $17.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.39.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 8,651 members out of 8,976 rating the stock outperform, and 325 members rating it underperform. Among 2,228 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 2,189 give Altria Group a green thumbs-up, and 39 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Altria Group is outperform, with an average price target of $35.25.
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