TravelCenters of America (NYSE: TA ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 7. 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 TravelCenters of America's revenues will grow 2.2% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.04 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.43.
Last quarter, TravelCenters of America recorded revenue of $1.93 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.92 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 -$0.08. GAAP EPS of -$0.08 were the same as the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 4.5%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.0%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.1%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.32 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.22.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 101 members out of 116 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 40 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 35 give TravelCenters of America a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TravelCenters of America is outperform, with an average price target of $6.25.
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