The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict H&R Block's revenues will expand 14.4% and EPS will expand 26.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.29 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.60.
Last quarter, H&R Block reported revenue of $472.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 30% lower than the prior-year quarter's $623.8 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 -$0.22. GAAP EPS were -$0.07 for Q3 compared to -$0.01 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 51.5%, 550 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -25.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.1%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.98 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.63.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 355 members out of 540 rating the stock outperform, and 185 members rating it underperform. Among 147 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 96 give H&R Block a green thumbs-up, and 51 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on H&R Block is outperform, with an average price target of $22.29.
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