Standex International Earnings Preview

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Investors braced for a bumpy ride ahead of Standex International's (NYS: SXI) earnings announcement as the company has wavered between beating and falling short of analyst predictions during the past fiscal year. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, August 22. Standex International is a manufacturer of a variety of products and services for diverse industrial market segments.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. Analysts' rating of Standex International has stayed constant from three months prior.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $170.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 12.2% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.75 per share. Estimates range from $0.72 to $0.78.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 87.5% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 91.5% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced Standex International, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 21 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Standex International, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.

Management:
Standex International's profit has risen year over year by an average of 30.4% over the past five quarters. 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.

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

29.9%

32.4%

32.5%

31.7%

Operating Margin

4.8%

8.4%

11.2%

8%

Net Margin

3.5%

5.8%

7%

5.5%

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