Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 2. 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 Weight Watchers International's revenues will shrink -3.8% and EPS will wane -20.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $484.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Last quarter, Weight Watchers International reported revenue of $407.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $401.3 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 $0.96. GAAP EPS of $1.04 for Q4 were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.85 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 56.5%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.5%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.2%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.76 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.60.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 232 members out of 262 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 71 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 65 give Weight Watchers International a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Weight Watchers International is hold, with an average price target of $58.33.
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