Vulcan Materials (NYSE: VMC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. 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 Vulcan Materials's revenues will grow 1.9% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $626.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.10.
Last quarter, Vulcan Materials booked revenue of $728.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $760.8 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 $0.14. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q3 were 27% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 17.4%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.0%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.0%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.56 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.44.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 441 members out of 493 rating the stock outperform, and 52 members rating it underperform. Among 152 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 142 give Vulcan Materials a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Vulcan Materials is outperform, with an average price target of $48.57.
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