Nucor (NYSE: NUE ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 29. 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 Nucor's revenues will shrink -5.9% and EPS will drop -18.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.55 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.30.
Last quarter, Nucor chalked up revenue of $4.80 billion. GAAP reported sales were 8.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $5.25 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 $0.45. GAAP EPS of $0.35 for Q3 were 39% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.57 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 7.9%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.5%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $19.56 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.62.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,117 members out of 2,204 rating the stock outperform, and 87 members rating it underperform. Among 582 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 566 give Nucor a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Nucor is outperform, with an average price target of $45.59.
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