Huntsman (NYSE: HUN ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 2. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Huntsman's revenues will compress -2.5% and EPS will grow 13.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.90 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.
Last quarter, Huntsman notched revenue of $2.91 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.93 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 $0.58. GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q2 were 8.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 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 18.2%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.9%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $11.44 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.14.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 636 members out of 666 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 189 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 186 give Huntsman 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 Huntsman is outperform, with an average price target of $16.28.
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