Agrium (NYSE: AGU ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 9. 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 Agrium's revenues will shrink -3.5% and EPS will grow 7.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.50 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.11.
Last quarter, Agrium notched revenue of $3.26 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.18 billion.
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 $2.16. GAAP EPS of $2.32 for Q4 were 95% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.19 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 31.5%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.1%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.9%, 500 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $17.42 billion. The average EPS estimate is $9.95.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,728 members out of 1,771 rating the stock outperform, and 43 members rating it underperform. Among 286 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 277 give Agrium 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 Agrium is outperform, with an average price target of $109.74.
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