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Are You Expecting This from JetBlue Airways?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:46PM

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Checking expectations

JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 JetBlue Airways's revenues will increase 7.2% and EPS will grow 11.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.29 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.

Revenue details
Last quarter, JetBlue Airways tallied revenue of $1.19 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.15 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 $0.00. GAAP EPS dropped to zero from the prior-year quarter's $0.08.

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 26.1%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.7%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.1%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.43 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.59.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 949 members out of 1,157 rating the stock outperform, and 208 members rating it underperform. Among 295 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 250 give JetBlue Airways a green thumbs-up, and 45 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on JetBlue Airways is hold, with an average price target of $6.86.

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