Watch Andersons' (NAS: ANDE) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the third consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Andersons is an entrepreneurial, customer-focused company with diversified interests in the agriculture and transportation markets.
What analysts say:
Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Andersons, with five out of six rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Wall Street has warmed to the stock over the past three months, with analysts increasing their endorsement from hold to moderate buy.
Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $1 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 41.5% from the year-ago quarter.
Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.17 per share. Estimates range from $0.11 to $0.25.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 78% granting it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars, with 82.2% awarding it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about Andersons and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 105 posts in the past 30 days. Andersons' bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.
Andersons' profit has risen year over year by an average of 47.8% over the past five quarters.
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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