Watch World Fuel Services' (NYS: INT) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, August 2. World Fuel Services is engaged in the marketing and sale of marine, aviation, and land fuel products and related services on a worldwide basis.
What analysts say:
Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. Analysts like World Fuel Services better than competitor Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. overall. Two out of seven analysts rate Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. a buy compared to six of six for World Fuel Services. Analysts' rating of World Fuel Services has stayed constant from three months prior.
Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $7.76 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 76.4% from the year-ago quarter.
Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.58 per share. Estimates range from $0.55 to $0.60.
What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 97.8% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All Stars, with 95.4% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced World Fuel Services, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 89 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, World Fuel Services' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
World Fuel Services' profit has risen year over year by an average of 24%.
Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters:
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