RPM International (NYSE: RPM ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on July 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 RPM International's revenues will grow 7.3% and EPS will grow 6.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.18 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.67.
Last quarter, RPM International recorded revenue of $843.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $773.6 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 $0.07. GAAP EPS were -$0.33 for Q3 compared to $0.05 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 40.7%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.0%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.0%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.10 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.79.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 344 members out of 368 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 91 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 88 give RPM International 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 RPM International is outperform, with an average price target of $31.60.
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