FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict FLIR Systems's revenues will compress -2.3% and EPS will increase 2.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $395.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.50.
Last quarter, FLIR Systems reported revenue of $332.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $371.3 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 $0.37. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q3 were 7.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.40 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 52.3%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.4%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.8%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.41 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.47.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 777 members out of 802 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 160 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 158 give FLIR Systems a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FLIR Systems is hold, with an average price target of $22.44.
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