Ducommun Earnings Are on Deck

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Ducommun (NYS: DCO) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 6. 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 Ducommun's revenues will grow 1.0% and EPS will increase 104.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $186.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Ducommun chalked up revenue of $193.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $188.2 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 $0.32. GAAP EPS were $0.32 for Q4 against -$4.60 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 18.3%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.8%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $760.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.90.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 84 members out of 92 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 17 give Ducommun a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ducommun is outperform, with an average price target of $20.13.

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