What to Expect From American Science & Engineering
Aug 1st 2012 11:49PM
Updated Aug 1st 2012 11:52PM
American Science & Engineering (NAS: ASEI) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Aug. 2. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict American Science & Engineering's revenues will contract -9.2% and EPS will shrink -52.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $46.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.29.
Last quarter, American Science & Engineering reported revenue of $39.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 41% lower than the prior-year quarter's $67.7 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 $0.15. GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q4 were 85% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 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 44.4%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.9%, 1,650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.4%, 1,070 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $199.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.28.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 985 members out of 1,014 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 280 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 275 give American Science & Engineering a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on American Science & Engineering is hold, with an average price target of $71.50.
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