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Will Tractor Supply Beat These Analyst Estimates?

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

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Checking expectations

Tractor Supply (Nasdaq: TSCO) 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 Tractor Supply's revenues will grow 7.7% and EPS will expand 12.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.10 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.62.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Tractor Supply notched revenue of $1.29 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.24 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, EPS came in at $1.11. GAAP EPS of $1.11 for Q4 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.96 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 33.0%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.2%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.16 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.43.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 344 members out of 382 rating the stock outperform, and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 129 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 122 give Tractor Supply a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Tractor Supply is outperform, with an average price target of $103.66.

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