The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Sears Holdings's revenues will wane -9.7% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $8.37 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.60.
Last quarter, Sears Holdings recorded revenue of $12.26 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $12.48 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 $1.12. GAAP EPS were -$4.62 for Q4 versus -$22.63 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 25.8%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.2%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.0%, much better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $36.45 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$2.43.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,477 members out of 2,316 rating the stock outperform, and 839 members rating it underperform. Among 529 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 328 give Sears Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 201 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sears Holdings is underperform, with an average price target of $28.33.
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