Can Conns Beat These Numbers?

Conns (NAS: CONN) is expected to report Q1 earnings around May 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 Conns's revenues will grow 23.2% and EPS will expand 57.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $247.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.55.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Conns reported revenue of $250.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $226.7 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 $0.54. GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q4 were 122% higher 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.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 46.1%, 620 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.8%, 410 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.49.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 294 members out of 353 rating the stock outperform, and 59 members rating it underperform. Among 117 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 95 give Conns a green thumbs-up, and 22 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Conns is buy, with an average price target of $35.13.

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