BRF - Brasil Foods Earnings Up Next
Feb 28th 2013 8:13PM
Updated Feb 28th 2013 10:25PM
BRF - Brasil Foods (NYS: BRFS) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 4. 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 BRF - Brasil Foods's revenues will grow 1.9% and EPS will decrease -9.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.88 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Last quarter, BRF - Brasil Foods reported revenue of $3.54 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.39 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.05. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q3 were 78% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 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 21.2%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.2%, 400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.3%, 450 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.76 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.36.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 223 members out of 238 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 61 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give BRF - Brasil Foods a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on BRF - Brasil Foods is outperform, with an average price target of $19.33.
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