Neenah Paper (NYSE: NP ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 8. 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 Neenah Paper's revenues will increase 4.7% and EPS will drop -7.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $207.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.71.
Last quarter, Neenah Paper chalked up revenue of $192.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $165.5 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 $0.60. GAAP EPS of $0.83 for Q4 were 77% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 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 19.6%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.1%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $843.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.79.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 109 members out of 122 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 43 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 40 give Neenah Paper a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Neenah Paper is outperform, with an average price target of $35.00.
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