The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict American Superconductor's revenues will grow 210.7% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $28.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.23.
Last quarter, American Superconductor reported revenue of $28.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 52% lower than the prior-year quarter's $59.8 million.
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 -$0.30. GAAP EPS were -$0.42 for Q4 compared to -$3.68 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 9.6%, 390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -63.8%, 1,260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -73.9%, 23,590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $131.5 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.81.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 667 members out of 769 rating the stock outperform, and 102 members rating it underperform. Among 125 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 82 give American Superconductor a green thumbs-up, and 43 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on American Superconductor is hold, with an average price target of $4.75.
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