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Will Lumber Liquidators Holdings Beat These Analyst Estimates?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:48PM

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Checking expectations

Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE: LL) 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 Lumber Liquidators Holdings's revenues will grow 14.6% and EPS will grow 44.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $215.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Lumber Liquidators Holdings logged revenue of $210.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $174.5 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 $0.50. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q4 were 67% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 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 39.1%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.6%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.6%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $913.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.14.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 589 members out of 635 rating the stock outperform, and 46 members rating it underperform. Among 207 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 189 give Lumber Liquidators Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 18 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Lumber Liquidators Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $56.00.

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