CEMEX (NYSE: CX ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. 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 CEMEX's revenues will grow 0.5% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.72 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.09.
Last quarter, CEMEX recorded revenue of $3.90 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.65 billion.
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 -$0.18. GAAP EPS were -$0.19 for Q3 versus -$0.60 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 30.7%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.2%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.2%, 1,310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.47.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,764 members out of 3,923 rating the stock outperform, and 159 members rating it underperform. Among 1,142 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,113 give CEMEX a green thumbs-up, and 29 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CEMEX is outperform, with an average price target of $9.27.
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