Can Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Beat These Numbers?
Feb 25th 2013 1:24AM
Updated Feb 25th 2013 2:00AM
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYS: RBA) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 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 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers's revenues will shrink -0.2% and EPS will contract -8.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $113.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.23.
Last quarter, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers logged revenue of $92.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $79.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.09. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q3 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.06 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 87.8%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.2%, 510 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.9%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $435.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.80.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 145 members out of 154 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 57 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 53 give Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers 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 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is hold, with an average price target of $22.29.
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