Core-Mark Holding (Nasdaq: CORE ) 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 Core-Mark Holding's revenues will expand 9.0% and EPS will expand 5.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.29 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.
Last quarter, Core-Mark Holding logged revenue of $2.19 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.63 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 $0.83. GAAP EPS of $0.82 for Q4 were 86% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 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 7.1%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.0%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.6%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.85 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.72.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 105 members out of 110 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 39 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 39 give Core-Mark Holding a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Core-Mark Holding is buy, with an average price target of $57.40.
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