The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict GrafTech International's revenues will drop -12.8% and EPS will wane -41.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $301.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.
Last quarter, GrafTech International logged revenue of $315.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $320.2 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 $0.22. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q2 were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 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 26.7%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.8%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.3%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.74.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 911 members out of 932 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 194 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 189 give GrafTech International a green thumbs-up, and five 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 $17.75.
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