It's Showtime for Arctic Cat

Checking expectations

Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
May 6, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Arctic Cat (Nasdaq: ACAT) is expected to report Q4 earnings around May 10. 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 Arctic Cat's revenues will expand 23.1% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $121.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.40.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Arctic Cat logged revenue of $218.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $207.0 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, EPS came in at $1.30. GAAP EPS of $1.30 for Q3 were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.92 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 23.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.7%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.2%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead


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The full year's average estimate for revenue is $679.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.85.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 77 members out of 111 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give Arctic Cat a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Arctic Cat is outperform, with an average price target of $47.00.

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