GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 GrafTech International's revenues will grow 13.0% and EPS will shrink -92.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $272.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Last quarter, GrafTech International booked revenue of $371.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $348.0 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 $0.25. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q4 were 46% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 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 22.8%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.4%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.7%, 870 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.32.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 925 members out of 948 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 179 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 170 give GrafTech International a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on GrafTech International is hold, with an average price target of $12.00.
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