Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile (NYSE: SQM ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 22. 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 Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile's revenues will increase 7.0% and EPS will increase 5.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $566.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Last quarter, Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile logged revenue of $601.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $538.9 million.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.54. GAAP EPS of $0.54 for Q4 were 10.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.60 per share.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 39.0%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 32.3%, 680 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.6%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.48 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.45.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,399 members out of 1,427 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 208 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 201 give Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile is outperform, with an average price target of $63.04.
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