What Does Wall Street See for Stratasys's Q4?
Stratasys (NAS: SSYS) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 4. 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 Stratasys's revenues will expand 65.8% and EPS will increase 22.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $72.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Last quarter, Stratasys booked revenue of $49.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $40.0 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 $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q3 were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 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 56.2%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.3%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.4%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $247.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.39.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 942 members out of 996 rating the stock outperform, and 54 members rating it underperform. Among 257 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 239 give Stratasys 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 Stratasys is hold, with an average price target of $58.50.
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