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What Does Wall Street See for Tiffany's Q4?

Monday - 3/18/2013, 4:30pm  ET

Tiffany is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 22. 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 Tiffany's revenues will increase 5.1% and EPS will shrink -2.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.25 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.36.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Tiffany recorded revenue of $852.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $821.8 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, EPS came in at $0.49. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q3 were 30% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 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 54.4%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.8%, 400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.81 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.23.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 587 members out of 754 rating the stock outperform, and 167 members rating it underperform. Among 212 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 181 give Tiffany a green thumbs-up, and 31 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Tiffany is hold, with an average price target of $68.67.

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