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Will These Numbers from Columbia Sportswear Be Good Enough for You?

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

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Checking expectations

Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq: COLM) 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 Columbia Sportswear's revenues will increase 0.3% and EPS will compress -26.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $334.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.14.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Columbia Sportswear logged revenue of $501.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $526.1 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 $1.15. GAAP EPS of $1.16 for Q4 were 7.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.08 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 41.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.7%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.9%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.86.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 474 members out of 518 rating the stock outperform, and 44 members rating it underperform. Among 198 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 191 give Columbia Sportswear a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Columbia Sportswear is hold, with an average price target of $57.54.

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