Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 28. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Iron Mountain's revenues will increase 1.2% and EPS will compress -24.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $751.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
Last quarter, Iron Mountain reported revenue of $748.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $768.3 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 $0.34. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q3 were 63% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.19 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 58.5%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.4%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.26.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 275 members out of 300 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 117 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 108 give Iron Mountain a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Iron Mountain is outperform, with an average price target of $38.86.
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