The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict GrafTech International's revenues will decrease -1.8% and EPS will compress -25.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $314.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.
Last quarter, GrafTech International reported revenue of $240.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $306.1 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 $0.14. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q1 were 37% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.19 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 29.1%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.3%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.3%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.23 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.81.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 900 members out of 920 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 185 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 179 give GrafTech International a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on GrafTech International is outperform, with an average price target of $18.20.
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