What Does Wall Street See for Pan American Silver's Q4?
Feb 18th 2013 1:03AM
Updated Feb 18th 2013 1:06AM
Pan American Silver (NAS: PAAS) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Pan American Silver's revenues will increase 30.8% and EPS will drop -39.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $277.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.
Last quarter, Pan American Silver tallied revenue of $251.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $220.6 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 Q3 were 69% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.48 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 39.5%, 1,750 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.0%, 2,260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.0%, 1,470 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $971.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.25.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,096 members out of 1,159 rating the stock outperform, and 63 members rating it underperform. Among 227 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 206 give Pan American Silver a green thumbs-up, and 21 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pan American Silver is hold, with an average price target of $23.82.
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