Federal Signal (NYSE: FSS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 15. 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 Federal Signal's revenues will shrink -6.7% and EPS will grow 22.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $208.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Last quarter, Federal Signal tallied revenue of $185.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $167.8 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 $0.09. GAAP EPS were -$0.23 for Q3 against $0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 24.6%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.7%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -7.9%, 930 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $822.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.40.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 67 members out of 81 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 22 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 20 give Federal Signal 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 Federal Signal is hold, with an average price target of $7.00.
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