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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Global Partners's revenues will grow 6.5% and EPS will grow 309.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.23 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.
Last quarter, Global Partners chalked up revenue of $5.12 billion. GAAP reported sales were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.11 billion.
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 $0.81. GAAP EPS of $0.80 for Q4 were 74% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 2.0%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.6%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.4%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $18.49 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.03.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 142 members out of 150 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 35 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Global Partners a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Global Partners is hold, with an average price target of $27.75.
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