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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Kirby's revenues will compress -5.9% and EPS will decrease -7.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $533.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.92.
Last quarter, Kirby booked revenue of $512.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $550.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.12. GAAP EPS of $1.03 for Q4 were 3.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 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 34.8%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.9%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.3%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.23 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.22.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 182 members out of 191 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Kirby 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 Kirby is outperform, with an average price target of $65.69.
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