The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dole Food's revenues will wither 4.8% and EPS will decrease 26.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.82 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Last quarter, Dole Food reported revenue of $1.63 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.69 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.16. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q1 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.01 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 10.5%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.7%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.0%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.22.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 86 members out of 91 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 19 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 16 give Dole Food a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dole Food is outperform, with an average price target of $12.21.
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