NewMarket (NYSE: NEU ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 28. 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 NewMarket's revenues will grow 6.6% and EPS will grow 59.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $538.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $4.11.
Last quarter, NewMarket tallied revenue of $554.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $557.4 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 $4.91. GAAP EPS of $4.83 for Q3 were 7.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $5.22 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 29.3%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.1%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.7%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $18.73.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 260 members out of 269 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 77 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 74 give NewMarket a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
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