What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Calavo Growers, with three of four rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Calavo Growers' rating hasn't changed over the past three months.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $138.2 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 20.6% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.23 per share. Estimates range from $0.19 to $0.32.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 97.7% awarding it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 94.7% granting it a rating of outperform. Fools are bullish on Calavo Growers, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 44 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Calavo Growers' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Calavo Growers' profit has risen year over year by an average of 49.8% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by four percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 8.7% while cost of sales rose 13.7% to $109.3 million from a year earlier.
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