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LSB Industries (NYSE: LXU ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 8. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.
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Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict LSB Industries' revenues will wane -19.9% and EPS will decrease -25.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $188.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.91.
Last quarter, LSB Industries recorded revenue of $190.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $177.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.61. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q1 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.90 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 23.4%, 690 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.1%, 670 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $711.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.93.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 567 members out of 585 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 123 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 118 give LSB Industries a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on LSB Industries is buy, with an average price target of $48.33.
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