Zoltek Companies (Nasdaq: ZOLT ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Nov. 29. 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 Zoltek Companies's revenues will grow 8.3% and EPS will expand 16.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $46.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.14.
Last quarter, Zoltek Companies booked revenue of $48.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $38.6 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 $0.16. GAAP EPS were $0.16 for Q3 against -$0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 23.5%, 1,200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.3%, 1,650 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.6%, 1,540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $188.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.68.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 716 members out of 758 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 143 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 129 give Zoltek Companies a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zoltek Companies is outperform, with an average price target of $14.50.
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