LG Display (NYSE: LPL ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 26. 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 LG Display's revenues will improve 6.0% and EPS will shrink to a loss.
The average estimate for revenue is $6.00 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.18.
Last quarter, LG Display reported revenue of $5.46 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.90 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.16. GAAP EPS were -$0.32 for Q1 compared to -$0.29 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 5.3%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -3.3%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.1%, about the same as the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $23.91 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.12.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 305 members out of 329 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 66 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 58 give LG Display a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on LG Display is outperform, with an average price target of $12.53.