Kirby (NYSE: KEX ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 24. 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 Kirby's revenues will increase 12.2% and EPS will increase 24.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $574.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.06.
Last quarter, Kirby booked revenue of $558.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $566.9 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 $1.05. GAAP EPS of $1.00 for Q1 were 9.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.91 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 33.9%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.2%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.1%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.28.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 182 members out of 191 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 48 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 46 give Kirby a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kirby is outperform, with an average price target of $79.64.
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