Exide Technologies (Nasdaq: XIDE ) is expected to report Q3 earnings around 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 Exide Technologies's revenues will compress -0.4% and EPS will wane -83.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $780.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.14.
Last quarter, Exide Technologies notched revenue of $711.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $773.0 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 -$0.17. GAAP EPS were -$0.18 for Q2 versus -$0.05 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 14.6%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.1%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.0%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.96 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.09.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 403 members out of 418 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 84 give Exide Technologies 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 Exide Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $4.10.
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