After beating estimates last quarter by $0.04, Orbital
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. Analysts like Orbital better than competitor Alliant Techsystems overall. Six out of 13 analysts rate Alliant Techsystems a buy compared to 10 out of 10 for Orbital. Orbital's rating hasn't changed over the past three months.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $328 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 2.9% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.22 per share. Estimates range from $0.21-$0.23.
What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 96.9% of them granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All Stars, with 96.7% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Orbital, though the message boards have been quiet lately, with only 87 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Orbital's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Orbital's profit has risen year over year by an average of 36.9%. Revenue has gone up now for three straight quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 8.4 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 7.3%, while cost of sales rose 18.9% to $271 million from a year earlier.
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