Natural Resource Partners (NYSE: NRP ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 10. 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 Natural Resource Partners's revenues will compress -10.4% and EPS will shrink -21.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $87.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.
Last quarter, Natural Resource Partners logged revenue of $94.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $103.2 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 $0.48. GAAP EPS were $0.48 for Q3 compared to -$0.28 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 98.9%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 68.1%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 58.1%, 8,770 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $362.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.79.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 365 members out of 391 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 123 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 115 give Natural Resource Partners a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Natural Resource Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $27.67.
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