ITT (NYSE: ITT ) 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 ITT's revenues will grow 4.0% and EPS will expand 5.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $538.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Last quarter, ITT tallied revenue of $555.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $515.9 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 $0.44. GAAP EPS of $0.78 for Q3 were 33% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.17 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 30.4%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.1%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.1%, 790 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.69.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 333 members out of 357 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 103 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 97 give ITT a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ITT is hold, with an average price target of $23.21.
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