The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Rock-Tenn's revenues will increase 6.3% and EPS will grow 75.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.45 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.67.
Last quarter, Rock-Tenn logged revenue of $2.32 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.28 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 $1.12. GAAP EPS of $4.45 for Q2 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 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 16.6%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.4%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.0%, much better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.62 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.50.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 189 members out of 203 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 56 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 52 give Rock-Tenn a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rock-Tenn is outperform, with an average price target of $98.04.
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