The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict FreightCar America's revenues will contract -50.7% and EPS will shrink to a loss.
The average estimate for revenue is $89.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.10.
Last quarter, FreightCar America chalked up revenue of $87.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 60% lower than the prior-year quarter's $219.1 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 -$0.18. GAAP EPS were -$0.22 for Q1 compared to $0.81 per share for 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 5.7%, 510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -3.2%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.0%, 740 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $374.2 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.18.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 739 members out of 781 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 203 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 195 give FreightCar America 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 FreightCar America is hold, with an average price target of $21.88.
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