Century Aluminum (NAS: CENX) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 21. 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 Century Aluminum's revenues will increase 0.0% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $318.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.14.
Last quarter, Century Aluminum logged revenue of $304.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $345.6 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 -$0.27. GAAP EPS were -$0.14 for Q3 versus -$0.07 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 1.1%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -4.4%, 460 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.9%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.62.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 436 members out of 476 rating the stock outperform, and 40 members rating it underperform. Among 128 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 119 give Century Aluminum a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Century Aluminum is hold, with an average price target of $8.13.
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