Will Natural Resource Partners Beat These Analyst Estimates?
Natural Resource Partners (NYS: NRP) is expected to report Q1 earnings around Feb. 17. 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 Natural Resource Partners's revenues will grow 7.7% and EPS will expand 6.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $98.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.50.
Last quarter, Natural Resource Partners logged revenue of $102.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $97.7 million.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.58. GAAP EPS were $0.56 for Q4 against -$0.13 per share for the prior-year quarter.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 95.1%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 74.0%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 58.7%, 7,340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $385.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.79.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 366 members out of 392 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 125 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 117 give Natural Resource Partners a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Natural Resource Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $26.40.
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