The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Cott's revenues will drop -2.8% and EPS will grow 14.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $509.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.08.
Last quarter, Cott booked revenue of $517.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $549.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.03. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q4 versus -$0.13 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 11.7%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.3%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.4%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.62.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 163 members out of 269 rating the stock outperform, and 106 members rating it underperform. Among 72 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 52 give Cott a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cott is outperform, with an average price target of $10.36.
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