FMC (NYSE: FMC ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 29. 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 FMC's revenues will grow 8.0% and EPS will increase 11.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $931.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.78.
Last quarter, FMC reported revenue of $905.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $812.2 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 $0.92. GAAP EPS of $0.76 for Q2 were 2.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.74 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 37.7%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.6%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.72 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.47.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 400 members out of 418 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 84 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 81 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 $57.58.
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