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Aegion Earnings Are on Deck

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:47PM

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Checking expectations

Aegion (Nasdaq: AEGN) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. 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 Aegion's revenues will decrease -2.3% and EPS will compress -66.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $225.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Aegion booked revenue of $274.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $256.8 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 $0.39. GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q4 were 2.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.37 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 23.7%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.7%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.10 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.62.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 176 members out of 188 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give Aegion 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 Aegion is outperform, with an average price target of $23.75.

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