Can Precision Castparts Beat These Numbers?
Precision Castparts (NYS: PCP) is expected to report Q4 earnings around May 7. 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 Precision Castparts's revenues will grow 27.8% and EPS will expand 20.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.49 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.75.
Last quarter, Precision Castparts booked revenue of $2.04 billion. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.80 billion.
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 $2.40. GAAP EPS of $2.31 for Q3 were 9.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.11 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 32.1%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.9%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.5%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.43 billion. The average EPS estimate is $9.71.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,288 members out of 1,319 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 373 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 369 give Precision Castparts a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Precision Castparts is outperform, with an average price target of $198.11.
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