Kraton Performance Polymers (NYSE: KRA ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 27. 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 Kraton Performance Polymers's revenues will decrease -4.9% and EPS will turn positive
The average estimate for revenue is $289.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Last quarter, Kraton Performance Polymers booked revenue of $342.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $402.0 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 -$0.33. GAAP EPS were -$0.48 for Q3 compared to $1.33 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 12.4%, 1,280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.3%, 1,440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.5%, 1,520 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.42 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.86.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 51 members out of 55 rating the stock outperform, and four members rating it underperform. Among 12 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 12 give Kraton Performance Polymers a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kraton Performance Polymers is outperform, with an average price target of $29.44.
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