Preformed Line Products (Nasdaq: PLPC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around March 14. 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 Preformed Line Products's revenues will grow 9.3% and EPS will drop -15.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $116.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.41.
Last quarter, Preformed Line Products reported revenue of $114.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $108.7 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 $1.71. GAAP EPS of $1.71 for Q3 were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.24 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 33.7%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.5%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.1%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $450.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $5.83.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 285 members out of 290 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 80 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 79 give Preformed Line Products a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
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