GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 26. 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 GrafTech International's revenues will contract -8.9% and EPS will wane -32.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $317.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Last quarter, GrafTech International logged revenue of $320.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $345.8 million.
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 $0.22. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q3 were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 24.9%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.6%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.2%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.19 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.77.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 911 members out of 933 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 202 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 198 give GrafTech International 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 GrafTech International is hold, with an average price target of $14.30.
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