The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Meritor's revenues will contract -17.4% and EPS will drop -57.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.01 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Last quarter, Meritor logged revenue of $1.11 billion. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.27 billion.
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 $0.38. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q3 were 178% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 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 11.9%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.44 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.00.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 150 members out of 199 rating the stock outperform, and 49 members rating it underperform. Among 54 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 44 give Meritor a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Meritor is outperform, with an average price target of $9.31.
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