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Are You Expecting This from Men's Wearhouse?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 11:36AM

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Checking expectations

Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Dec. 5. 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 Men's Wearhouse's revenues will grow 8.0% and EPS will increase 24.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $631.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.98.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Men's Wearhouse notched revenue of $662.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $655.5 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, EPS came in at $1.15. GAAP EPS of $1.15 for Q2 were 5.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.09 per share.

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 48.4%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.8%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.0%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.49 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.78.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 220 members out of 269 rating the stock outperform, and 49 members rating it underperform. Among 81 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 68 give Men's Wearhouse a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Men's Wearhouse is outperform, with an average price target of $40.33.

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