Polypore International (NYSE: PPO ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Polypore International's revenues will compress -0.3% and EPS will shrink -10.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $190.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.
Last quarter, Polypore International logged revenue of $177.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $190.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.37. GAAP EPS of $0.30 for Q3 were 40% 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 33.4%, 710 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.7%, 640 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.0%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $727.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.85.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 220 members out of 250 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 65 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 54 give Polypore International a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Polypore International is outperform, with an average price target of $41.10.
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