Polypore International (NYSE: PPO ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 8. 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 Polypore International's revenues will grow 1.4% and EPS will wane -14.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $176.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.
Last quarter, Polypore International reported revenue of $180.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $191.0 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 $0.43. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q4 were 34% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.56 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 35.2%, 570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.4%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.7%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $755.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.95.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 218 members out of 249 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 55 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 46 give Polypore International 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 Polypore International is outperform, with an average price target of $41.80.
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