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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict MTS Systems's revenues will wither -2.3% and EPS will contract -21.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $138.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.84.
Last quarter, MTS Systems reported revenue of $136.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $129.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.73. GAAP EPS of $0.69 were the same as the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 39.4%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.4%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.1%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $565.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.45.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 75 members out of 83 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 22 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 21 give MTS Systems a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on MTS Systems is buy, with an average price target of $68.50.
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