What Does Wall Street See for Compass Minerals International's Q2?

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Compass Minerals International (NYS: CMP) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 29. 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 Compass Minerals International's revenues will grow 1.1% and EPS will grow 29.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $180.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Compass Minerals International reported revenue of $383.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $315.3 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 $1.38. GAAP EPS of $1.38 for Q1 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.19 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 23.8%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.6%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.1%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.11 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.01.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 755 members out of 782 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 169 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 162 give Compass Minerals International 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 Compass Minerals International is underperform, with an average price target of $72.71.

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