John Bean Technologies (NYSE: JBT ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 6. 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 John Bean Technologies's revenues will grow 10.4% and EPS will expand 29.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $299.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.62.
Last quarter, John Bean Technologies reported revenue of $205.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $230.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.21. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q3 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 25.3%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.0%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.0%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $923.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.23.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 101 members out of 104 rating the stock outperform, and three members rating it underperform. Among 42 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give John Bean Technologies 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 John Bean Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $19.33.
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