Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on May 23. 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 Ralph Lauren's revenues will expand 5.1% and EPS will expand 31.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.71 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.30.
Last quarter, Ralph Lauren booked revenue of $1.85 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.81 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 $2.40. GAAP EPS of $2.31 for Q3 were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.78 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 59.3%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.2%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.7%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $8.02.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 366 members out of 451 rating the stock outperform, and 85 members rating it underperform. Among 116 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 102 give Ralph Lauren a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ralph Lauren is outperform, with an average price target of $176.64.
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