The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Panasonic's revenues will shrink 2.4% and EPS will compress 123.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $23.36 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.
Last quarter, Panasonic booked revenue of $22.82 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $24.61 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 -$2.37. GAAP EPS were -$2.30 for Q4 versus -$0.24 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 26.5%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.2%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -23.3%, 2,130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $101.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.22.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 242 members out of 276 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 58 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 47 give Panasonic a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Panasonic is outperform, with an average price target of $9.85.
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