What to Expect from Landec

Checking expectations

Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Mar 22, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Landec (Nasdaq: LNDC) is expected to report Q3 earnings on March 26. 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 Landec's revenues will grow 35.9% and EPS will wane -5.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $108.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Landec logged revenue of $114.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $81.6 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 $0.19. GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q2 were 162% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 16.1%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.2%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.8%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $431.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.78.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 910 members out of 935 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 291 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 288 give Landec a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Landec is buy, with an average price target of $13.88.

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