Applied Industrial Technologies Earnings Preview

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Watch Applied Industrial Technologies' (NYS: AIT) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, August 9. Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial product distributor in North America, which provides fluid power, and mechanical and rubber shop services.

What analysts say:

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 99.1% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All Stars, with 96.1% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Applied Industrial Technologies, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 51 posts in the past 30 days. Applied Industrial Technologies has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.

Management:
Applied Industrial Technologies' income has fallen year over year by an average of 49.2%.

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:

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

27.7%

27.2%

27.1%

29.3%

Operating Margin

6.7%

6.2%

6.6%

8.9%

Net Margin

4.7%

4.0%

3.9%

5.3%

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