FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 12. 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 FMC Technologies's revenues will expand 14.8% and EPS will grow 39.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.72 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Last quarter, FMC Technologies notched revenue of $1.42 billion. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.29 billion.
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 $0.41. GAAP EPS of $0.41 for Q3 were 18% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 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 23.3%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.4%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.0%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.86.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 511 members out of 532 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 141 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 135 give FMC Technologies a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FMC Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $52.91.
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