Mobile Mini Earnings Preview

Mobile Mini (Nasdaq: MINI  ) hasn't been able to establish an earnings trend, bouncing between beating and falling short of estimates during the past fiscal year. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, Feb.24. Mobile Mini is a provider of portable storage solutions in North America and the United Kingdom.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Half of analysts think investors should stand pat on Mobile Mini while the remaining half rate the stock as a buy. Analysts haven't adjusted their rating of Mobile Mini for the past three months.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $97.5 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 11.6% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.25 per share. Estimates range from $0.24 to $0.27.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are strongly backing the stock, with 98.5% giving it an outperform rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars, with 96.4% assigning it a rating of outperform. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Mobile Mini's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
Mobile Mini's profit has risen year over year by an average of 32.6% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.

Now, a look at how efficient management has been at running the business. Margins illustrate how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. Mobile Mini's gross margins have been decreasing year over year for the last four quarters. Gross margins reflect the total sales revenue retained after costs. See how Mobile Mini has been doing for the last four quarters:

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

92.0%

92.2%

92.7%

92.3%

Operating Margin

26.0%

27.1%

25.0%

29.5%

Net Margin

10.2%

8.8%

5.0%

1.0%

One final thing: If you want to keep tabs on Mobile Mini's movements, and for more analysis on the company, make sure you add it to your Watchlist.

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