Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN ) 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 Trinity Industries's revenues will increase 9.8% and EPS will grow 50.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.84.
Last quarter, Trinity Industries reported revenue of $937.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $791.1 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 $0.85. GAAP EPS of $0.80 for Q3 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.40 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 19.4%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.2%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.7%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.93 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.14.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,028 members out of 1,058 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 274 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 274 give Trinity Industries a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Trinity Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $34.33.
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