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Can WMS Industries Beat These Numbers?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:45PM

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Checking expectations

WMS Industries (NYSE: WMS) is expected to report Q3 earnings on April 26. 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 WMS Industries's revenues will increase 0.7% and EPS will contract -32.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $177.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.

Revenue details
Last quarter, WMS Industries tallied revenue of $157.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $162.2 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 $0.15. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q2 were 72% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.29 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 63.9%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.4%, 850 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.7%, 720 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $686.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.94.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 164 members out of 189 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 57 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 give WMS Industries a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on WMS Industries is hold, with an average price target of $17.53.

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