Does the Street Have RPM International Figured Out?

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RPM International (NYS: RPM) is expected to report Q4 earnings on July 23. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict RPM International's revenue will expand 10.3% and EPS will grow 13.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.08 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.


Revenue details
Last quarter, RPM International reported revenue of $773.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $678.9 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.05. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q3 were 400% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.01 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 39.2%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.3%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.9%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.76 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.62.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 343 members out of 367 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 88 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 85 give RPM International a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on RPM International is hold, with an average price target of $26.25.

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