Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Feb. 4. 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 Hillenbrand's revenues will grow 21.2% and EPS will decrease -7.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $281.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.
Last quarter, Hillenbrand chalked up revenue of $253.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $231.2 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 $0.50. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q4 were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 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 39.8%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.0%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.8%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.59 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.88.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 374 members out of 379 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 135 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 135 give Hillenbrand a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hillenbrand is outperform, with an average price target of $25.00.
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