LSB Industries (NYSE: LXU ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 28. 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 LSB Industries's revenues will shrink -19.4% and EPS will drop -83.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $173.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Last quarter, LSB Industries reported revenue of $182.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $176.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.29. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q3 were 3.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 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 18.2%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.6%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.7%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $755.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.22.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 567 members out of 585 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 143 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 139 give LSB Industries 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 LSB Industries is buy, with an average price target of $51.67.
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