Esterline Technologies (NYSE: ESL ) is expected to report Q1 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 Esterline Technologies's revenues will compress -1.1% and EPS will contract -38.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $465.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Last quarter, Esterline Technologies reported revenue of $530.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $502.4 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 $2.17. GAAP EPS of $1.97 for Q4 were 218% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.62 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 38.5%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.3%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.6%, 770 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.56.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 151 members out of 158 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 51 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 49 give Esterline Technologies a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Esterline Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $70.25.
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