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Will These Numbers from CEMEX Be Good Enough for You?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:46PM

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Checking expectations

CEMEX (NYSE: CX) 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 CEMEX's revenues will expand 1.6% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $3.56 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.09.

Revenue details
Last quarter, CEMEX tallied revenue of $3.71 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.63 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 -$0.41. GAAP EPS were -$0.42 for Q4 against -$0.67 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 30.6%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -13.2%, 730 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $16.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.06.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,743 members out of 3,901 rating the stock outperform, and 158 members rating it underperform. Among 1,041 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,010 give CEMEX a green thumbs-up, and 31 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CEMEX is outperform, with an average price target of $9.63.

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