Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE: APD ) is expected to report Q1 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 Air Products & Chemicals's revenues will grow 2.9% and EPS will drop -5.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.49 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.29.
Last quarter, Air Products & Chemicals chalked up revenue of $2.61 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.51 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 $1.42. GAAP EPS of $0.65 for Q4 were 57% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.52 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 26.2%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.9%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.3%, 770 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $10.43 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.75.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 671 members out of 690 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 188 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 182 give Air Products & Chemicals a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Air Products & Chemicals is outperform, with an average price target of $95.12.
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