Agrium (NYSE: AGU ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 22. 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 Agrium's revenues will grow 0.4% and EPS will contract -13.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.19 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.03.
Last quarter, Agrium logged revenue of $2.96 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.14 billion.
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 $1.34. GAAP EPS of $0.80 for Q3 were 57% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.85 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 27.5%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.1%, 610 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.3%, 500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $16.59 billion. The average EPS estimate is $9.95.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,734 members out of 1,776 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 355 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 345 give Agrium a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Agrium is outperform, with an average price target of $111.76.
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