It's Showtime for Briggs & Stratton

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.

Revenue details
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.

EPS details
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.

Recent performance
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.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.22.

Investor sentiment
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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