AZZ (NYSE: AZZ ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on June 28. 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 AZZ's revenues will grow 55.7% and EPS will wane -3.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $197.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Last quarter, AZZ notched revenue of $140.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $123.6 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 $0.45. GAAP EPS of $0.52 for Q4 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 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 27.1%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.3%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.4%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $863.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.94.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 797 members out of 818 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 198 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 193 give AZZ a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AZZ is buy, with an average price target of $51.00.
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