Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE: RS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 21. 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 Reliance Steel & Aluminum's revenues will wane -4.8% and EPS will increase 7.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.94 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.98.
Last quarter, Reliance Steel & Aluminum tallied revenue of $2.06 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.14 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.30. GAAP EPS of $1.30 for Q3 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.13 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 26.0%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.4%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.8%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.49 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.24.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 545 members out of 571 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 141 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 133 give Reliance Steel & Aluminum a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Reliance Steel & Aluminum is outperform, with an average price target of $61.92.
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