Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH ) 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 Clean Harbors's revenues will compress -0.7% and EPS will compress -38.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $542.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.
Last quarter, Clean Harbors booked revenue of $533.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $556.1 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 $0.54. GAAP EPS of $0.23 for Q3 were 67% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 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 30.1%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.6%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.00.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 308 members out of 329 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 82 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 75 give Clean Harbors 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 Clean Harbors is outperform, with an average price target of $63.65.
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