Can Kennametal Meet These Numbers?
Kennametal (NYS: KMT) is expected to report Q4 earnings around July 26. 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 Kennametal's revenues will drop -8.2% and EPS will wither -31.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $678.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.74.
Last quarter, Kennametal chalked up revenue of $655.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $696.4 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 $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.67 for Q3 were 28% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.93 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 31.8%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.4%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.2%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.60 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.49.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 285 members out of 297 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 102 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 101 give Kennametal 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 Kennametal is outperform, with an average price target of $45.67.
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