Xyratex (Nasdaq: XRTX ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 4. 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 Xyratex's revenues will drop -40.0% and EPS will shrink to a loss.
The average estimate for revenue is $177.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.21.
Last quarter, Xyratex booked revenue of $265.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $387.6 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 -$0.24. GAAP EPS were -$0.29 for Q4 against $0.65 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 14.5%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.3%, 900 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.0%, 780 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $872.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.01.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 260 members out of 279 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 71 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 65 give Xyratex a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Xyratex is outperform, with an average price target of $8.67.
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