Century Aluminum (Nasdaq: CENX ) 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 Century Aluminum's revenues will expand 0.1% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $326.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.04.
Last quarter, Century Aluminum logged revenue of $317.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $318.2 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 -$0.08. GAAP EPS were -$0.08 for Q4 versus -$0.32 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 5.2%, 950 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.8%, 690 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.2%, 760 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.02.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 428 members out of 468 rating the stock outperform, and 40 members rating it underperform. Among 105 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 95 give Century Aluminum a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Century Aluminum is hold, with an average price target of $8.22.
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