EMS Technologies Earnings Preview

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Watch EMS Technologies' (NAS: ELMG) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fourth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday. EMS Technologies designs, manufactures, and markets products to satellite and wireless communications markets for both commercial and defense applications.

What analysts say

What our community says
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 97% assigning it an outperform rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars with 93.2% giving it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about EMS Technologies, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 37 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of EMS Technologies, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.

Management
The company's revenue has now risen for two 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.

Quarter

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Gross Margin

37.0%

37.1%

36.4%

36.6%

Operating Margin

4.2%

6.3%

5.0%

5.8%

Net Margin

2.8%

6.3%

4.0%

4.4%

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