Texas Industries (NYS: TXI) is expected to report Q4 earnings July 13. 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 Texas Industries' revenues will expand 4.9% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $184.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.40.
Last quarter, Texas Industries reported revenue of $134.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $125.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at -$0.87. GAAP EPS were -$0.87 for Q3 compared to -$0.75 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 0.6%, 800 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -13.1%, 810 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -18.0%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $656.2 million. The average EPS estimate is -$2.16.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 105 members out of 128 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 42 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 35 give Texas Industries a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Texas Industries is hold, with an average price target of $31.43.
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