Graham (AMEX: GHM) is expected to report Q3 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 Graham's revenues will expand 19.1% and EPS will grow 68.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $29.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.
Last quarter, Graham notched revenue of $25.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 23% lower than the prior-year quarter's $33.6 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 $0.26. GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q2 were 53% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 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 30.5%, 760 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.4%, 1,160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.1%, 620 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $109.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.99.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,047 members out of 1,076 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 177 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 173 give Graham 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 Graham is outperform, with an average price target of $25.00.
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