Lincoln Electric Holdings (Nasdaq: LECO ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 23. 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 Lincoln Electric Holdings's revenues will grow 1.1% and EPS will grow 2.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $734.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.78.
Last quarter, Lincoln Electric Holdings logged revenue of $684.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $694.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.79. GAAP EPS of $0.74 for Q4 were 8.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.68 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 31.1%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.7%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.1%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.99 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.32.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 384 members out of 391 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 137 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 136 give Lincoln Electric Holdings a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Lincoln Electric Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $51.33.
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