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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Lowe's Companies' revenues will wither -0.1% and EPS will increase 4.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $14.53 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.71.
Last quarter, Lowe's Companies reported revenue of $13.15 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $12.19 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 $0.44. GAAP EPS of $0.43 for Q1 were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 34.7%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.2%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.0%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $50.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.81.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,159 members out of 2,449 rating the stock outperform, and 290 members rating it underperform. Among 628 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 567 give Lowe's Companies a green thumbs-up, and 61 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Lowe's Companies is outperform, with an average price target of $32.13.
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