Harsco (NYSE: HSC ) 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 Harsco's revenues will compress -4.8% and EPS will wither -28.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $715.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.
Last quarter, Harsco chalked up revenue of $766.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $792.7 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 $0.30. GAAP EPS were -$3.28 for Q4 against -$1.15 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 22.9%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.7%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -34.5%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.05 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.27.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 271 members out of 281 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 62 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 61 give Harsco a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Harsco is hold, with an average price target of $24.80.
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