Will These Numbers from LyondellBasell Industries Be Good Enough for You?
LyondellBasell Industries (NYS: LYB) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 26. 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 LyondellBasell Industries's revenues will grow 0.3% and EPS will decrease -1.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $11.28 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.63.
Last quarter, LyondellBasell Industries logged revenue of $10.67 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $11.73 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 $1.56. GAAP EPS of $1.55 for Q1 were 49% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.04 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 14.2%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.9%, 390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.4%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $44.37 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.16.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 99 members out of 106 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give LyondellBasell Industries a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on LyondellBasell Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $68.03.
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