Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on July 29. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Jacobs Engineering Group's revenues will grow 7.3% and EPS will increase 11.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.97 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.85.
Last quarter, Jacobs Engineering Group recorded revenue of $2.84 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.70 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.80. GAAP EPS of $0.80 for Q2 were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 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 16.4%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.7%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $11.69 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.32.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 964 members out of 986 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 228 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 221 give Jacobs Engineering Group 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 Jacobs Engineering Group is outperform, with an average price target of $54.93.
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