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Will Ford Beat These Analyst Estimates?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:50PM

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Checking expectations

Ford (NYSE: F) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. 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 Ford's revenues will expand 10.2% and EPS will contract -2.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $33.64 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Ford reported revenue of $34.50 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $34.58 billion.

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 $0.31. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q4 were 88% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.37 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 11.9%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.6%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $133.80 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.41.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 9,735 members out of 12,127 rating the stock outperform, and 2,392 members rating it underperform. Among 1,923 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,533 give Ford a green thumbs-up, and 390 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ford is outperform, with an average price target of $14.66.

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