Colfax (NYSE: CFX ) 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 Colfax's revenues will grow 485.4% and EPS will shrink -2.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.04 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Last quarter, Colfax chalked up revenue of $954.4 million. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $170.3 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 $0.33. GAAP EPS of $0.04 for Q3 were 50% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.08 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 30.2%, 540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.4%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.0%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.93 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.31.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 269 members out of 283 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 79 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 76 give Colfax a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Colfax is hold, with an average price target of $35.00.
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