Can Koppers Holdings Meet These Numbers?

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Koppers Holdings (NYSE: KOP) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Thursday. 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 Koppers Holdings's revenues will improve 6.5% and EPS will grow 18.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $419.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.14.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Koppers Holdings booked revenue of $380.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $341.5 million.

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 $0.74. GAAP EPS of $0.74 for Q1 were 72% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.43 per share.

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 14.2%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.7%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.62 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.62.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 167 members rating the stock outperform and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 21 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 21 give Koppers Holdings a green thumbs-up, and none give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Koppers Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $47.50.

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