Quad/Graphics' Upcoming Earnings: What You Need to Know
Aug 4th 2012 2:22PM
Updated Aug 4th 2012 2:26PM
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD ) is expected to report Q2 earnings around Aug. 8. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Quad/Graphics' revenues will decrease -13.2% and EPS will shrink -26.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $929.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Last quarter, Quad/Graphics recorded revenue of $989.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 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 $1.14. GAAP EPS were $1.01 for Q1 compared to -$0.15 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 21.9%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.1%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.8%, 550 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.05 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.93.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 16 members out of 30 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 10 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), three give Quad/Graphics a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Quad/Graphics is outperform, with an average price target of $16.67.
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