Ternium (NYSE: TX ) 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 Ternium's revenues will wither -6.7% and EPS will wither -41.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.05 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Last quarter, Ternium logged revenue of $2.20 billion. GAAP reported sales were 10% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.46 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 $0.62. GAAP EPS of $0.62 for Q3 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.03 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 20.3%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.5%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.6%, 530 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.58 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.61.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 519 members out of 545 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 170 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 166 give Ternium a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ternium is outperform, with an average price target of $28.76.
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