Noranda Aluminum Holding (NYS: NOR) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 15. 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 Noranda Aluminum Holding's revenues will contract -1.9% and EPS will shrink to a loss.
The average estimate for revenue is $332.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.03.
Last quarter, Noranda Aluminum Holding logged revenue of $336.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 16% lower than the prior-year quarter's $400.4 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 -$0.16. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q3 were 89% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 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 4.0%, 850 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -3.2%, 980 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.1%, 660 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.11.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 33 members out of 36 rating the stock outperform, and three members rating it underperform. Among nine CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), nine give Noranda Aluminum Holding a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Noranda Aluminum Holding is outperform, with an average price target of $9.93.
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