Plexus (Nasdaq: PLXS ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Jan. 16. 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 Plexus's revenues will expand 2.4% and EPS will compress -5.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $542.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.48.
Last quarter, Plexus tallied revenue of $594.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $538.1 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 $0.66. GAAP EPS of $0.02 for Q4 were 96% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 9.5%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.6%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.1%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.92.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 353 members out of 373 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 85 give Plexus a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Plexus is hold, with an average price target of $33.13.
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