It's Showtime for Universal Display
Universal Display (NAS: PANL) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 27. 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 Universal Display's revenues will grow 41.5% and EPS will expand 16.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $26.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.14.
Last quarter, Universal Display booked revenue of $12.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 43% lower than the prior-year quarter's $21.8 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 -$0.12. GAAP EPS were -$0.12 for Q3 against $0.12 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 -6.3%, 5,630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -48.5%, 7,570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -43.7%, 7,120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $81.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.22.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,224 members out of 1,293 rating the stock outperform, and 69 members rating it underperform. Among 314 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 296 give Universal Display a green thumbs-up, and 18 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Universal Display is outperform, with an average price target of $48.30.
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