What Does Wall Street See for Graham's Q4?
Graham (AMEX: GHM) is expected to report Q4 earnings on May 31. 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 Graham's revenues will increase 47.2% and EPS will grow 675.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $29.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Last quarter, Graham logged revenue of $25.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $24.3 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 $0.30. GAAP EPS of $0.30 for Q3 were 88% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 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 27.8%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.6%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.9%, 520 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $103.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.00.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,041 members out of 1,069 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 158 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 154 give Graham 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 Graham is outperform, with an average price target of $23.80.
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