American Science & Engineering (Nasdaq: ASEI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on May 7. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict American Science & Engineering's revenues will grow 27.4% and EPS will expand 280.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $50.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Last quarter, American Science & Engineering tallied revenue of $50.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $57.9 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 $0.73. GAAP EPS of $0.73 for Q3 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.84 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 44.7%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.1%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.0%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $195.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.53.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 963 members out of 991 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 267 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 263 give American Science & Engineering a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on American Science & Engineering is hold, with an average price target of $63.40.
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