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Are You Expecting This from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide?

Monday - 4/29/2013, 2:00am  ET

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 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 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's revenues will compress -14.5% and EPS will decrease -15.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.47 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide reported revenue of $1.53 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.53 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 $0.70. GAAP EPS of $0.73 for Q4 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.84 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 26.6%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.4%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.3%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.05 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.67.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is outperform, with an average price target of $61.47.

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