Are You Expecting This from Gorman-Rupp?

Checking expectations

Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Feb 5, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Gorman-Rupp (AMEX: GRC) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 9. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Gorman-Rupp's revenues will contract -1.6% and EPS will wane -5.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $91.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Gorman-Rupp reported revenue of $91.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $90.2 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.32. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q3 were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 23.8%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.0%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead


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The full year's average estimate for revenue is $378.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.48.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 294 members out of 307 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 65 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 63 give Gorman-Rupp 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 Gorman-Rupp is outperform, with an average price target of $33.00.

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