CF Industries Holdings (NYSE: CF ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 6. 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 CF Industries Holdings' revenue will expand 6.5% and EPS will expand 28.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.92 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $8.66.
Last quarter, CF Industries Holdings reported revenue of $1.53 billion. GAAP reported sales were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.17 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 $6.06. GAAP EPS of $5.54 for Q1 were 42% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.91 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 46.6%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 43.2%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.1%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.32 billion. The average EPS estimate is $25.43.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,227 members out of 1,275 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 238 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 228 give CF Industries Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CF Industries Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $207.51.