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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Gannett's revenues will expand 1.7% and EPS will grow 5.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.33 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.
Last quarter, Gannett chalked up revenue of $1.24 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.22 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 $0.37. GAAP EPS of $0.44 for Q1 were 57% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 41.9%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.6%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.4%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.20.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 321 members out of 435 rating the stock outperform, and 114 members rating it underperform. Among 154 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 127 give Gannett a green thumbs-up, and 27 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Gannett is outperform, with an average price target of $20.44.
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