RPM International (NYSE: RPM ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on April 4. 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 RPM International's revenues will increase 8.8% and EPS will expand 20.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $841.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Last quarter, RPM International booked revenue of $1.02 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $916.1 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 $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q2 were 18% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 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 41.8%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.8%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.82.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 347 members out of 372 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 101 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 99 give RPM International 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 RPM International is outperform, with an average price target of $30.60.
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