Douglas Dynamics (NYSE: PLOW ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 11. 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 Douglas Dynamics's revenues will shrink -53.3% and EPS will shrink to a loss.
The average estimate for revenue is $28.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.05.
Last quarter, Douglas Dynamics notched revenue of $37.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 29% lower than the prior-year quarter's $53.5 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 $0.10. GAAP EPS of $0.10 for Q3 were 44% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 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 30.6%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.1%, 510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.2%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $140.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.27.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 50 members out of 53 rating the stock outperform, and three members rating it underperform. Among 14 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 14 give Douglas Dynamics 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 Douglas Dynamics is outperform, with an average price target of $16.50.
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