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What to Expect from Polaris Industries

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:49PM

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Checking expectations

Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 23. 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 Polaris Industries's revenues will increase 11.8% and EPS will grow 18.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $753.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.01.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Polaris Industries chalked up revenue of $900.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $788.9 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 $1.24. GAAP EPS of $1.24 for Q4 were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.90 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 28.2%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.1%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.7%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.15.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 291 members out of 329 rating the stock outperform, and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 96 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 87 give Polaris Industries a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Polaris Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $99.82.

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