Marriott International (NYSE: MAR ) is expected to report Q1 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 Marriott International's revenues will grow 15.0% and EPS will increase 33.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.93 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.
Last quarter, Marriott International reported revenue of $3.76 billion. GAAP reported sales were 24% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.01 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 $0.56. GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q4 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 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 67.1%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 39.9%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.6%, 960 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $12.51 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.02.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 322 members out of 460 rating the stock outperform, and 138 members rating it underperform. Among 120 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 92 give Marriott International a green thumbs-up, and 28 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Marriott International is outperform, with an average price target of $41.67.
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