Coming Soon: Clean Harbors Earnings

Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH  ) is expected to report Q2 earnings around Aug. 8. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Clean Harbors' revenues will increase 23.0% and EPS will increase 1.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $550.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.56.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Clean Harbors booked revenue of $572.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $435.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.60. GAAP EPS of $0.60 for Q1 were 40% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.43 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 30.0%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.8%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.6%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.53.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 308 members out of 327 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 83 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 77 give Clean Harbors a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Clean Harbors is outperform, with an average price target of $71.89.

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