CARBO Ceramics (NYSE: CRR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. 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 CARBO Ceramics's revenues will compress -7.7% and EPS will wane -37.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $145.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.89.
Last quarter, CARBO Ceramics chalked up revenue of $151.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $167.1 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 $1.04. GAAP EPS of $1.04 for Q3 were 35% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.59 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 33.2%, 1,030 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.2%, 1,030 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.8%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $639.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $4.63.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 416 members out of 443 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 130 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 124 give CARBO Ceramics 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 CARBO Ceramics is hold, with an average price target of $71.86.
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