The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Pacer International's revenues will contract -30.6% and EPS will grow 50.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $255.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Last quarter, Pacer International reported revenue of $232.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 33% lower than the prior-year quarter's $345.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.04. GAAP EPS were $0.04 for Q1 versus -$0.01 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 13.7%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.0%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.6%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.03 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.29.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 329 members out of 354 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 108 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 101 give Pacer International a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pacer International is hold, with an average price target of $5.50.
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