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Will These Numbers from Cabela's Be Good Enough for You?

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

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Checking expectations

Cabela's (NYSE: CAB) 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 Cabela's revenues will increase 23.8% and EPS will grow 47.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $772.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Cabela's booked revenue of $1.12 billion. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $983.7 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.25. GAAP EPS of $0.95 for Q4 were 4.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.99 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 40.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.1%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.1%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.60 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.30.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 692 members out of 765 rating the stock outperform, and 73 members rating it underperform. Among 260 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 254 give Cabela's a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cabela's is outperform, with an average price target of $53.25.

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