Titan International's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know

Checking expectations

Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Feb 20, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Titan International (NYSE: TWI) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 25. 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 Titan International's revenues will grow 44.9% and EPS will grow 27.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $584.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Titan International notched revenue of $404.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $398.8 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 $0.49. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q3 were 7.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 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 15.7%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.6%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.8%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.91 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.27.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 210 members out of 231 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 66 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 63 give Titan International a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Titan International is buy, with an average price target of $29.23.

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