The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Pilgrim's revenues will expand 3.9% and EPS will drop -111.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.97 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Last quarter, Pilgrim's reported revenue of $1.97 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.92 billion.
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 $0.27. GAAP EPS were $0.27 for Q2 versus -$0.57 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 7.3%, 960 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.0%, 1,000 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 1,020 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.75 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.22.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 125 members out of 199 rating the stock outperform, and 74 members rating it underperform. Among 64 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 38 give Pilgrim's a green thumbs-up, and 26 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pilgrim's is hold, with an average price target of $8.50.
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