Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 26. 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 Trina Solar's revenues will contract -37.8% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $271.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.80.
Last quarter, Trina Solar tallied revenue of $298.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $481.9 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 -$0.48. GAAP EPS were -$1.00 for Q3 against -$0.50 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 0.8%, 1,000 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -25.5%, 2,060 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -19.3%, 1,280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$3.09.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,035 members out of 1,250 rating the stock outperform, and 215 members rating it underperform. Among 215 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 132 give Trina Solar a green thumbs-up, and 83 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Trina Solar is hold, with an average price target of $5.99.
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