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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dow Chemical's revenues will contract -0.4% and EPS will increase 14.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $14.45 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.63.
Last quarter, Dow Chemical recorded revenue of $14.38 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $14.72 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.69. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q1 were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.35 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 18.8%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.7%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $57.58 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.37.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,088 members out of 2,221 rating the stock outperform, and 133 members rating it underperform. Among 603 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 586 give Dow Chemical a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dow Chemical is hold, with an average price target of $35.60.
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