Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 1. 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 Iron Mountain's revenues will increase 2.0% and EPS will drop -6.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $761.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.
Last quarter, Iron Mountain notched revenue of $758.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $741.8 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 $0.20. GAAP EPS of $0.14 for Q4 were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 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 55.4%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.8%, 510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.4%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.19.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 279 members out of 304 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 118 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 109 give Iron Mountain 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 Iron Mountain is outperform, with an average price target of $40.00.
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