Rockwood Holdings (NYSE: ROC ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 5. 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 Rockwood Holdings's revenues will grow 5.6% and EPS will compress -38.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $955.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.76.
Last quarter, Rockwood Holdings reported revenue of $934.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $909.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.68. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q1 were 74% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.94 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 29.3%, 840 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.0%, 820 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.0%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.27.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 334 members out of 349 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 112 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 111 give Rockwood Holdings a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rockwood Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $68.22.
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