Parker-Hannifin (NYSE: PH ) is expected to report Q3 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 Parker-Hannifin's revenues will shrink -1.7% and EPS will contract -15.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.34 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.69.
Last quarter, Parker-Hannifin chalked up revenue of $3.07 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.11 billion.
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 $1.19. GAAP EPS of $1.19 for Q2 were 24% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.56 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 21.1%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.7%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.9%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.42.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 550 members out of 565 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 158 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 155 give Parker-Hannifin a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Parker-Hannifin is outperform, with an average price target of $87.53.
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