Landauer Earnings Preview
Landauer (NYS: LDR) only managed to meet estimates last quarter, but investors hope that it will surpass expectations this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Landauer is a global provider of technical and analytical services that determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. The company also provides outsourced medical physics services.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: The majority of analysts back Landauer as a buy. But with 66.7% of analysts rating it a buy, Landauer is still below the mean analyst rating of its nearest 10 competitors, which average 76.9% buys. Analysts' rating of Landauer has stayed constant from three months prior.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $30.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 6% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.58 per share. Estimates range from $0.52 to $0.67.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 95.2% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 93.1% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Landauer, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 23 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Landauer's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Landauer's income has fallen year over year by an average of 1.9% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 2.6 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 11.1% while cost of sales rose 18.5% to $12.1 million from a year earlier.
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