Coeur d'Alene Mines Earnings Are on Deck

Checking expectations

Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Feb 18, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE: CDE) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 21. 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 Coeur d'Alene Mines's revenues will compress -16.2% and EPS will drop -48.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $206.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Coeur d'Alene Mines notched revenue of $230.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 33% lower than the prior-year quarter's $343.6 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.29. GAAP EPS were -$0.18 for Q3 versus $0.35 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 45.7%, 1,220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -3.8%, 2,500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -6.9%, 1,590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $902.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.80.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,352 members out of 1,455 rating the stock outperform, and 103 members rating it underperform. Among 234 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 214 give Coeur d'Alene Mines a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coeur d'Alene Mines is outperform, with an average price target of $29.88.

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