The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Medifast's revenues will grow 8.3% and EPS will grow 8.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $101.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.
Last quarter, Medifast notched revenue of $96.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $88.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.43. GAAP EPS of $0.43 for Q1 were 48% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.29 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 75.4%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.9%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.2%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $386.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.80.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 257 members out of 309 rating the stock outperform, and 52 members rating it underperform. Among 72 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 55 give Medifast a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Medifast is outperform, with an average price target of $31.90.
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