LSB Industries (NYSE: LXU ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 6. 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 LSB Industries's revenues will contract -14.9% and EPS will wither -68.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $161.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Last quarter, LSB Industries reported revenue of $177.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 18% lower than the prior-year quarter's $215.4 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 $0.49. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q4 were 59% lower 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 22.8%, 640 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.3%, 980 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.5%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $792.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.06.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 569 members out of 587 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 120 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 116 give LSB Industries 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 LSB Industries is buy, with an average price target of $46.67.
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