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Coming Soon: Beazer Homes USA Earnings

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 11:50AM

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Checking expectations

Beazer Homes USA (NYSE: BZH) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Nov. 12. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Beazer Homes USA's revenues will grow 0.5% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $336.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$1.05.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Beazer Homes USA notched revenue of $254.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 47% higher than the prior-year quarter's $172.8 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$1.63. GAAP EPS were -$2.01 for Q3 compared to -$4.00 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 10.6%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -6.0%, 1,040 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -15.7%, 1,850 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $971.4 million. The average EPS estimate is -$5.88.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 421 members out of 1,067 rating the stock outperform, and 646 members rating it underperform. Among 300 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 97 give Beazer Homes USA a green thumbs-up, and 203 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Beazer Homes USA is hold, with an average price target of $17.29.

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