Landauer Earnings Preview

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If Landauer (NYS: LDR) misses estimates again it will be the consecutive quarter for the company, which will unveil its latest earnings Monday. It is a global provider of technical and analytical services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure and is a domestic provider of outsourced medical physics services.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: The majority of analysts back Landauer as a buy. But with 66.7% of analysts rating it a buy, Landauer is still below the mean analyst rating of its nearest 10 competitors, which average 70% buys. Wall Street has warmed to the stock over the past three months, with analysts increasing their endorsement from hold to moderate buy.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $29.4 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 12% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.59 per share. Estimates range from $0.57 to $0.60.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 100% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars with 92.3% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Landauer, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 23 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Landauer, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.

Management:
Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters. 

QuarterQ2Q1Q4Q3
Gross Margin64.1%61.0%57.6%61.2%
Operating Margin36.7%28.6%25.7%30.3%
Net Margin24.7%20.5%15.7%23.5%

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