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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Vera Bradley's revenues will grow 3.2% and EPS will drop -32.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $121.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Last quarter, Vera Bradley booked revenue of $162.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $134.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.62. GAAP EPS of $0.62 for Q4 were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 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 57.9%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.7%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.5%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $590.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.81.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 104 members out of 116 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 44 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 39 give Vera Bradley a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Vera Bradley is outperform, with an average price target of $30.57.
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