IPG Photonics (Nasdaq: IPGP ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 15. 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 IPG Photonics's revenues will grow 18.9% and EPS will increase 12.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $146.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Last quarter, IPG Photonics logged revenue of $156.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $129.1 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 $0.81. GAAP EPS of $0.81 for Q3 were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.66 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 55.0%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 39.5%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 27.1%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $564.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.89.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,449 members out of 1,483 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 483 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 476 give IPG Photonics 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 IPG Photonics is outperform, with an average price target of $68.73.
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