Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE: IR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 1. 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 Ingersoll-Rand Plc's revenues will wither -1.3% and EPS will wane -6.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.46 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.71.
Last quarter, Ingersoll-Rand Plc reported revenue of $3.59 billion. GAAP reported sales were 8.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.91 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 $1.07. GAAP EPS of $1.03 for Q3 were 312% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 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 31.7%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.5%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.0%, 680 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $14.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.23.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 970 members out of 999 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 351 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 347 give Ingersoll-Rand Plc a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ingersoll-Rand Plc is outperform, with an average price target of $47.00.
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