The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Fresh Market's revenues will grow 18.5% and EPS will expand 15.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $380.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.
Last quarter, Fresh Market notched revenue of $321.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $263.3 million.
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 $0.24. GAAP EPS of $0.23 for Q3 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.19 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 33.1%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.6%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.4%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.34 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.36.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 132 members out of 150 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 40 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 32 give Fresh Market a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fresh Market is outperform, with an average price target of $63.56.
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