AZZ (NYSE: AZZ ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Jan. 9. 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 AZZ's revenues will increase 27.4% and EPS will expand 47.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $148.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.
Last quarter, AZZ reported revenue of $153.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $114.7 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 $0.62. GAAP EPS of $0.62 for Q2 were 63% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 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 28.2%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.0%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.3%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $590.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.35.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 780 members out of 801 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 211 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 208 give AZZ 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 AZZ is outperform, with an average price target of $36.50.
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