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Lear Earnings Are on Deck

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:44PM

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Checking expectations

Lear (NYSE: LEA) is expected to report Q1 earnings around 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 Lear's revenues will grow 1.5% and EPS will decrease -19.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $3.70 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.11.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Lear notched revenue of $3.72 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.51 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 $1.48. GAAP EPS of $9.01 for Q4 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 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 8.5%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.9%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.7%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.92.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 112 members out of 114 rating the stock outperform, and two members rating it underperform. Among 37 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Lear a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Lear is outperform, with an average price target of $56.38.

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