Hexcel (NYSE: HXL ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 23. 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 Hexcel's revenues will grow 10.4% and EPS will increase 15.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $392.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Last quarter, Hexcel notched revenue of $391.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $351.8 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 $0.39. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q3 were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.32 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 25.3%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.3%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.2%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.58 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.58.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 267 members out of 282 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 60 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 59 give Hexcel a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hexcel is outperform, with an average price target of $30.17.
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