FMC (NYSE: FMC ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. 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 FMC's revenues will grow 10.6% and EPS will increase 10.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.04 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.07.
Last quarter, FMC reported revenue of $1.00 billion. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $908.6 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 $0.81. GAAP EPS of $0.74 for Q4 were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 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 34.1%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.9%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.2%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.94.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 402 members out of 420 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 76 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 74 give FMC a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FMC is outperform, with an average price target of $62.00.
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