Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (Nasdaq: JOSB) hasn't been able to establish an earnings trend, bouncing between beating and falling short of estimates during the past fiscal year. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday. Jos. A. Bank Clothiers is a designer, retailer and direct marketer of men's tailored and casual clothing and accessories.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, with four of seven rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts don't like Jos. A. Bank Clothiers as much as competitor Men's Wearhouse overall. Wall Street has warmed to the stock over the past three months, with analysts increasing their endorsement from hold to moderate buy.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $196 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 13.1% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.51 per share. Estimates range from $0.49 to $0.53.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 93.8% assigning it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 87.7% granting it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 257 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers' profit has risen year over year by an average of 15% over the past five quarters. 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.






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