The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Carriage Services's revenues will expand 10.7% and EPS will expand 17.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $57.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.34.
Last quarter, Carriage Services logged revenue of $53.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $46.9 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 $0.24. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.02 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 36.0%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.8%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.9%, 630 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $224.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.13.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 112 members out of 120 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 23 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 23 give Carriage Services 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 Carriage Services is outperform, with an average price target of $13.83.
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