Will These Numbers From Kronos Worldwide Be Good Enough for You?

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Kronos Worldwide (NYSE: KRO) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 9. 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 Kronos Worldwide's revenues will grow 14.9% and EPS will compress -42.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $617.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Kronos Worldwide recorded revenue of $561.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $420.4 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 $1.18. GAAP EPS of $1.18 for Q1 were 127% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 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 46.6%, 1,180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 37.3%, 1,330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.4%, 1,010 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.32 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.49.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 179 members out of 195 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 39 give Kronos Worldwide a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kronos Worldwide is outperform, with an average price target of $27.67.

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