Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 8. 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 Tim Hortons's revenues will grow 1.9% and EPS will grow 8.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $736.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Last quarter, Tim Hortons reported revenue of $814.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $767.1 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 $0.69. GAAP EPS of $0.65 for Q4 were 3.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 24.1%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.2%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.4%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.92.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 386 members out of 416 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 102 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 97 give Tim Hortons 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 Tim Hortons is hold, with an average price target of $53.13.
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