Stratasys Earnings Preview
Investors are on the edge of their collective seats, hoping that Stratasys (NAS: SSYS) will top analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Stratasys is a worldwide manufacturer of three-dimensional printers and high-performance rapid prototyping systems for the office-based RP and direct digital manufacturing markets.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Stratasys, with four out of six analysts rating it hold. Stratasys' rating hasn't changed over the past three months.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $42 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 24.3% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.26 per share. Estimates range from $0.22 to $0.28.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock, with 97% giving it an outperform rating. Most of the community agrees with the All-Stars, with 94.7% assigning it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about Stratasys and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 128 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Stratasys' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Stratasys' income has fallen year-over-year by an average of more than threefold over the past five quarters. The company raised its gross margin by 5.7 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 31.2% while cost of sales rose 16.7% to $18.1 million from a year earlier.
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