The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict PotashCorp's revenue will expand 8.7% and EPS will expand 6.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.38 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.02.
Last quarter, PotashCorp booked revenue of $1.64 billion. GAAP reported sales were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.06 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.56. GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q1 were 33% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.84 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 42.5%, 1,080 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 37.1%, 1,030 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 29.9%, 570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.49 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.47.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,726 members out of 4,897 rating the stock outperform, and 171 members rating it underperform. Among 856 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 825 give PotashCorp a green thumbs-up, and 31 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PotashCorp is outperform, with an average price target of $56.32.
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