The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict FEI's revenues will grow 2.7% and EPS will compress -8.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $227.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.68.
Last quarter, FEI booked revenue of $221.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $217.6 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 $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.65 for Q1 were 3.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 46.4%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.5%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.1%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $946.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.12.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 271 members out of 282 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 80 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 78 give FEI a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FEI is outperform, with an average price target of $66.80.
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