Rofin-Sinar Technologies Earnings Preview

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Rofin-Sinar Technologies (NAS: RSTI) beat estimates by $0.01 last quarter, and investors are hoping it can beat them again. The company will unveil its latest earnings Friday. Rofin-Sinar Technologies is engaged in the design, development, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of laser-based products, primarily used for cutting, welding, and marking materials.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. Analysts like Rofin-Sinar Technologies better than competitor Newport overall. Four out of six analysts rate Newport a buy compared with five of five for Rofin-Sinar Technologies.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $159 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 27.9% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.55 per share. Estimates range from $0.52 to $0.57.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 99.3% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 98.1% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Rofin-Sinar Technologies and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 288 posts in the past 30 days. Rofin-Sinar Technologies has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.

Management:
Rofin-Sinar Technologies' profit has risen year over year by an average of more than twofold over the past five 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

39.2%

40.2%

41.1%

40.5%

Operating Margin

14.1%

13.6%

15.7%

16.5%

Net Margin

9.8%

9.3%

10.8%

9.6%

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