Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYS: RBA) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. 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 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers's revenues will compress -0.8% and EPS will wither -11.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $100.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.
Last quarter, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers reported revenue of $117.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $113.4 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 $0.21. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q4 were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 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 89.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 28.3%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.9%, 470 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $476.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.91.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 146 members out of 154 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 47 give Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is hold, with an average price target of $22.75.
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