The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Hexcel's revenues will increase 4.0% and EPS will expand 7.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $416.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.
Last quarter, Hexcel notched revenue of $387.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $355.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.36. GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q4 were 10% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.40 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 24.7%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.0%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.5%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.70 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.77.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 268 members out of 284 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 59 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 58 give Hexcel a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hexcel is outperform, with an average price target of $29.38.
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