The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Total's revenues will increase 7.4% and EPS will increase 19.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $59.95 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.94.
Last quarter, Total logged revenue of $58.41 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $55.84 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 $1.92. GAAP EPS of $1.73 for Q3 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.98 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 32.7%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.0%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.7%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $245.87 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.19.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,393 members out of 1,419 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 380 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 374 give Total a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Total is outperform, with an average price target of $55.70.
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