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Chart Industries Earnings Up Next

By Seth Jayson – Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:44PM

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Checking expectations

Chart Industries (Nasdaq: GTLS) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 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 Chart Industries's revenues will increase 32.2% and EPS will increase 39.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $285.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.67.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Chart Industries booked revenue of $303.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $219.6 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 $0.80. GAAP EPS of $0.68 for Q4 were 143% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 29.1%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.8%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.8%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.23 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.23.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 387 members out of 401 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 66 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 63 give Chart Industries 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 Chart Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $79.08.

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