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Coming Soon: Colfax Earnings

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

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Checking expectations

Colfax (NYSE: CFX) 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 Colfax's revenues will grow 8.1% and EPS will grow 4.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $958.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Colfax reported revenue of $1.03 billion. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $177.8 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 $0.42. GAAP EPS were $0.14 for Q4 against -$0.37 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 31.8%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.0%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.9%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.21 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.85.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 270 members out of 285 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 64 give Colfax 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 Colfax is hold, with an average price target of $37.63.

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