PolyOne (NYSE: POL ) 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 PolyOne's revenues will increase 5.9% and EPS will expand 16.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $678.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Last quarter, PolyOne reported revenue of $740.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $735.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.33. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q3 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 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 19.3%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.8%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.99 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.20.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 162 members out of 176 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 55 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 54 give PolyOne 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 PolyOne is outperform, with an average price target of $19.71.
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