The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict AZZ's revenues will grow 27.6% and EPS will increase 34.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $146.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.
Last quarter, AZZ logged revenue of $127.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $114.3 million.
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 $0.63. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q1 were 70% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.37 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 29.8%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.2%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.6%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $568.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.08.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 773 members out of 792 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 179 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 177 give AZZ 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 AZZ is outperform, with an average price target of $33.67.
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