Watch Wolverine World Wide's (NYSE: WWW) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 12. Wolverine World Wide is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of a range of quality casual shoes, rugged outdoor and work footwear.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Wolverine World Wide with seven of 12 analysts rating it hold. Analysts like Wolverine World Wide better than competitor Timberland Company overall. Zero out of five analysts rate Timberland Company a buy compared to five of 12 for Wolverine World Wide. Analysts' rating of Wolverine World Wide has stayed constant from three months prior.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $294.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 14% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.46 per share. Estimates range from $0.45 to $0.49.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 98.4% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 92.9% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Wolverine World Wide, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 51 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Wolverine World Wide's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Wolverine World Wide's profit has risen year over year by an average of 57.3%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters. 

Quarter Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2
Gross Margin 41.6% 37.1% 40.1% 40.3%
Operating Margin 14.9% 8.1% 15% 9.5%
Net Margin 10.8% 6.7% 10.7% 6.7%

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