The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Chart Industries' revenues will improve 19.3% and EPS will improve 53.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $239.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.63.
Last quarter, Chart Industries logged revenue of $216.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $162.9 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 $0.48. GAAP EPS of $0.47 for Q1 were 88% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 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 31.3%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.1%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.5%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $981.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.75.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 382 members out of 393 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 81 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 79 give Chart Industries a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Chart Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $75.55.
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