Visa (NYSE: V ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on May 1. 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 Visa's revenues will grow 11.5% and EPS will expand 13.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.87 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.81.
Last quarter, Visa reported revenue of $2.85 billion. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.55 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 $1.82. GAAP EPS of $1.61 for Q1 were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.22 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 96.1%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 63.4%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 45.4%, 500 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $11.65 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.33.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,875 members out of 5,139 rating the stock outperform, and 264 members rating it underperform. Among 1,034 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 990 give Visa a green thumbs-up, and 44 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Visa is outperform, with an average price target of $154.36.
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