Are You Expecting This From Stillwater Mining?
Jul 23rd 2012 2:17PM
Updated Jul 23rd 2012 2:22PM
Stillwater Mining (NYS: SWC) is expected to report Q2 earnings around 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 Stillwater Mining's revenue will compress 0.3% and EPS will wane 82.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $221.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.
Last quarter, Stillwater Mining booked revenue of $203.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $170.1 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 $0.10. GAAP EPS of $0.02 for Q1 were 94% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 22.1%, 1,590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.9%, 2,320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.2%, 2,010 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $847.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.56.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS. Among 130 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 118 give Stillwater Mining a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stillwater Mining is outperform, with an average price target of $18.25.
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