Gap: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings
Gap (NYSE:GPS) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, August 22nd. The Gap, Inc., is an international specialty retailer operating retail and outlet stores. The Company sells casual apparel, accessories and personal care products for men, women, and children. The Gap operates stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, and Japan.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Gap Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.64 per share on revenues of $3.83 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.93.
Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.71 to a profit $0.7. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.78, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Gap has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||14,526||14,197||14,549||14,549||15,651|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.34||1.58||1.88||1.56||2.33|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jul. 31, 2012||Oct. 31, 2012||Jan. 31, 2013||Apr. 30, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||3,575.00||3,864.00||4,725.00||3,729.00|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.49||0.63||0.73||0.71|
Gap has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.
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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)