Wabash National (NYSE: WNC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 5. 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 Wabash National's revenues will expand 24.8% and EPS will expand 181.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $426.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Last quarter, Wabash National booked revenue of $405.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $336.4 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 $0.30. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q3 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.02 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 12.3%, 830 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.8%, 610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.5%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.47 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.94.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 90 members out of 145 rating the stock outperform, and 55 members rating it underperform. Among 35 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give Wabash National a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Wabash National is buy, with an average price target of $12.67.
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