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Can Avery Dennison Beat These Numbers?

Monday - 1/28/2013, 10:05am  ET

Avery Dennison is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 30. 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 Avery Dennison's revenues will grow 1.1% and EPS will grow 25.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.47 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.49.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Avery Dennison reported revenue of $1.49 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.50 billion.

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 $0.53. GAAP EPS of $0.57 for Q3 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 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 26.3%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.6%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.9%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.03.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 100 members out of 126 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 55 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 give Avery Dennison 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 Avery Dennison is hold, with an average price target of $32.83.

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