Otter Tail (Nasdaq: OTTR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 11. 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 Otter Tail's revenues will wither -2.1% and EPS will increase 233.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $257.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.30.
Last quarter, Otter Tail reported revenue of $277.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $282.4 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 $0.35. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q3 were 71% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 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 22.0%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.3%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.7%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.18.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 935 members out of 964 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 320 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 313 give Otter Tail a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Otter Tail is hold, with an average price target of $23.83.
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