World Fuel Services Earnings Preview

Watch World Fuel Services' (NYSE: INT  ) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, Feb. 23. World Fuel Services is engaged in the marketing and sale of marine, aviation, and land fuel products and related services on a worldwide basis.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back World Fuel Services, with three of four rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like World Fuel Services better than competitor Inergy, L.P. overall.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $9.25 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 58.7% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of 68 cents per share. Estimates range from 64 cents to 70 cents.

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 95.3% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All Stars, with 95.1% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Even with a robust four out of five stars, World Fuel Services' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
World Fuel Services' profit has risen year-over-year by an average of 28.8% over the past five quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Margins illustrate how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. World Fuel Services' operating margin has been decreasing year-over-year for the last four quarters. Operating margin reflects the total sales revenue that the company retains after costs. See how World Fuel Services has been doing for the last four quarters:

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

1.8%

1.9%

1.9%

2.1%

Operating Margin

0.7%

0.8%

0.8%

0.8%

Net Margin

0.6%

0.6%

0.6%

0.7%

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