What to Expect From AZZ
AZZ (NYS: AZZ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on June 28. 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 AZZ's revenues will increase 7.4% and EPS will grow 8.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $122.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.81.
Last quarter, AZZ notched revenue of $123.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $100.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.92. GAAP EPS of $0.91 for Q4 were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.73 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 26.2%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.2%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.4%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $555.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.68.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 766 members out of 785 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 183 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 180 give AZZ a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AZZ is outperform, with an average price target of $63.00.
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