The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dow Chemical's revenues will wane 2.2% and EPS will wither 21.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $15.70 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.67.
Last quarter, Dow Chemical booked revenue of $14.72 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $14.73 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 $0.61. GAAP EPS of $0.35 for Q1 were 35% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.54 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 16.7%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.4%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $60.33 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.50.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,100 members out of 2,232 rating the stock outperform, and 132 members rating it underperform. Among 596 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 577 give Dow Chemical a green thumbs-up, and 19 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dow Chemical is hold, with an average price target of $37.14.
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