Ecolab (NYSE: ECL ) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 30. 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 Ecolab's revenues will increase 14.5% and EPS will grow 16.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.39 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.84.
Last quarter, Ecolab reported revenue of $2.87 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.81 billion.
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 $0.53 for Q1 were 212% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 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 45.6%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.9%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.6%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.43 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.52.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 275 members out of 289 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 99 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 99 give Ecolab a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ecolab is outperform, with an average price target of $82.06.
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