It's Showtime for Briggs & Stratton
Aug 6th 2012 1:03PM
Updated Aug 6th 2012 1:04PM
Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: BGG ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Aug. 9. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Briggs & Stratton's revenues will expand 0.5% and EPS will shrink -12.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $608.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.
Last quarter, Briggs & Stratton chalked up revenue of $720.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $720.3 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 $0.99. GAAP EPS of $0.80 for Q3 were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 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 20.4%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.2%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.5%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.22.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 95 members out of 125 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 37 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 25 give Briggs & Stratton a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Briggs & Stratton is outperform, with an average price target of $20.00.
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