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It's Showtime for LyondellBasell Industries

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

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Checking expectations

LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) is expected to report Q1 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 LyondellBasell Industries's revenues will contract -5.7% and EPS will expand 34.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $11.20 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.44.

Revenue details
Last quarter, LyondellBasell Industries reported revenue of $11.10 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $10.98 billion.

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 $1.13. GAAP EPS were $1.09 for Q4 compared to -$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 12.3%, 570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.5%, 580 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.7%, 770 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $45.69 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.08.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 100 members out of 104 rating the stock outperform, and four members rating it underperform. Among 22 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give LyondellBasell Industries a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on LyondellBasell Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $58.11.

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