FEI (Nasdaq: FEIC ) 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 FEI's revenues will grow 7.6% and EPS will grow 15.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $229.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.73.
Last quarter, FEI logged revenue of $221.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $205.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.71. GAAP EPS of $0.71 for Q3 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 47.0%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.3%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.1%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $889.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.81.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 267 members out of 277 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 78 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 77 give FEI a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FEI is outperform, with an average price target of $58.70.
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