The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Boise's revenues will increase 3.8% and EPS will improve 18.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $626.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.
Last quarter, Boise booked revenue of $644.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $568.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.21. GAAP EPS of $0.21 were the same as 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 21.3%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.7%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, about the same as the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.55 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.86.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 216 members out of 237 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 41 give Boise a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Boise is outperform, with an average price target of $10.13.
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