Watch Crocs' (Nasdaq: CROX) earnings report to see whether it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, July 27. Crocs and its subsidiaries are engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of consumer products, mainly casual and athletic shoes and shoe charms, from specialty resins referred to as Croslite.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Crocs, with four of five rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Crocs better than competitor Timberland Company overall. Analysts' rating of Crocs has stayed constant from three months prior.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $281.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 23.5% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.43 per share. Estimates range from $0.43 to $0.44.

What our community says:
The majority of CAPS All-Stars see Crocs as a good bet, with 72.1% giving it an "outperform" rating. The majority of Fools are in agreement with the All-Stars, as 70.3% give it an "outperform" rating. Fools haven't been shy with their opinions on Crocs lately, logging 1,954 posts in the past 30 days. Crocs' bearish CAPS rating of one out of five stars falls short of the Fool community's sentiment.

Management:
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 52.6% 48.9% 55.1% 57.8%
Operating Margin 12.5% 3.1% 12.7% 17%
Net Margin 9.5% 2.6% 11.6% 14.2%
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