The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict FMC's revenues will grow 11.0% and EPS will expand 15.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $901.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.89.
Last quarter, FMC booked revenue of $940.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $795.0 million.
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 $0.97. GAAP EPS of $0.86 for Q1 were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 37.3%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.4%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.7%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.74 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.50.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 403 members out of 420 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 80 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 77 give FMC a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FMC is outperform, with an average price target of $54.93.
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