Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD ) 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 Quad/Graphics's revenues will grow 12.8% and EPS will wane -86.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.12 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.
Last quarter, Quad/Graphics logged revenue of $1.13 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.22 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 $0.84. GAAP EPS were $0.37 for Q4 against -$0.15 per share for 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 22.9%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.9%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.06.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 16 members out of 34 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 12 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), five give Quad/Graphics a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Quad/Graphics is outperform, with an average price target of $22.67.
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