Will These Numbers from IPG Photonics Be Good Enough for You?
IPG Photonics (NAS: IPGP) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 30. 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 IPG Photonics's revenues will increase 16.8% and EPS will grow 21.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $150.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.80.
Last quarter, IPG Photonics logged revenue of $137.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $121.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.68. GAAP EPS of $0.72 for Q2 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 54.3%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 38.5%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 27.4%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $567.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.97.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,438 members out of 1,470 rating the stock outperform, and 32 members rating it underperform. Among 431 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 424 give IPG Photonics a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on IPG Photonics is outperform, with an average price target of $65.55.
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