FMC (NYSE: FMC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 6. 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 FMC's revenues will grow 11.1% and EPS will increase 2.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.01 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.81.
Last quarter, FMC chalked up revenue of $902.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $862.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.79. GAAP EPS of $0.65 for Q3 were 6.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 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 35.0%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.0%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.0%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.76 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.49.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 400 members out of 419 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 90 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 85 give FMC a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FMC is outperform, with an average price target of $60.29.
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