Standex International Earnings Preview

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After beating estimates last quarter by $0.06, Standex International (NYS: SXI) has set the standard for itself. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, Jan. 23. 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. That rating hasn't budged in three months as analysts have remained unchanged in their opinion of the stock.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $170.7 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 9.8% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.80 per share.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 94.7% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars with 92.7% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Standex International, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 23 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Standex International's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
Standex International's profit has risen year over year by an average of 23.4% 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

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Gross Margin

32.0%

31.2%

29.9%

32.4%

Operating Margin

9.5%

8.4%

4.8%

8.4%

Net Margin

6.8%

5.9%

3.5%

5.8%

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