Can Zoltek Meet These Numbers?
Zoltek (NAS: ZOLT) is expected to report Q3 earnings around Aug. 2. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Zoltek's revenues will improve 24.4% and EPS will wane -425.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $48.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.
Last quarter, Zoltek reported revenue of $47.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $37.1 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 $0.10. GAAP EPS were $0.10 for Q2 against -$0.15 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 23.3%, 1,670 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.1%, 2,100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 2,090 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $193.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.67.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 714 members out of 756 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 139 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 125 give Zoltek a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zoltek is outperform, with an average price target of $17.00.
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