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Are You Expecting This from PulteGroup?

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

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Checking expectations

PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM) 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 PulteGroup's revenues will increase 36.5% and EPS will turn positive

The average estimate for revenue is $1.20 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.

Revenue details
Last quarter, PulteGroup notched revenue of $1.57 billion. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.26 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 $0.34. GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q4 were 275% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.04 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 15.2%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.8%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.7%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.17.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 621 members out of 1,299 rating the stock outperform, and 678 members rating it underperform. Among 313 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 155 give PulteGroup a green thumbs-up, and 158 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PulteGroup is hold, with an average price target of $18.28.

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