Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Coming Soon: Landstar System Earnings

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:45PM

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

Checking expectations

Landstar System (Nasdaq: LSTR) 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 Landstar System's revenues will contract -0.4% and EPS will decrease 0.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $646.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Landstar System logged revenue of $691.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $717.9 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 $0.73. GAAP EPS of $0.73 for Q4 were 4.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 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 22.7%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.2%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.9%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.93 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.96.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 176 members out of 191 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 72 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 70 give Landstar System a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Landstar System is outperform, with an average price target of $54.86.

If you're interested in transportation companies like Landstar System, then you should check out our special report that features 3 companies who depend on, and invest in, that industry. Learn the basic financial habits of millionaires next door and get these 3 focused stock ideas in our free report, "3 Stocks That Will Help You Retire Rich." Click here for instant access to this free report.

Invest Smarter with The Motley Fool

Join Over 1 Million Premium Members Receiving…

  • New Stock Picks Each Month
  • Detailed Analysis of Companies
  • Model Portfolios
  • Live Streaming During Market Hours
  • And Much More
Get Started Now

Stocks Mentioned

Landstar System, Inc. Stock Quote
Landstar System, Inc.
LSTR
$151.58 (2.56%) $3.79

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

Related Articles

Motley Fool Returns

Motley Fool Stock Advisor

Market-beating stocks from our award-winning service.

Stock Advisor Returns
322%
 
S&P 500 Returns
116%

Calculated by average return of all stock recommendations since inception of the Stock Advisor service in February of 2002. Returns as of 05/26/2022.

Discounted offers are only available to new members. Stock Advisor list price is $199 per year.

Premium Investing Services

Invest better with The Motley Fool. Get stock recommendations, portfolio guidance, and more from The Motley Fool's premium services.