What Does Wall Street See for Synutra International's Q4?

Synutra International (NAS: SYUT) is expected to report Q4 earnings on June 13. 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 Synutra International's revenues will contract -9.1% and EPS will decrease -84.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $77.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Synutra International reported revenue of $73.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 36% lower than the prior-year quarter's $114.4 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at -$0.23. GAAP EPS were -$0.23 for Q3 versus $0.18 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 43.0%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.5%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -18.1%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $270.5 million. The average EPS estimate is -$1.16.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 76 members out of 148 rating the stock outperform, and 72 members rating it underperform. Among 46 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 19 give Synutra International a green thumbs-up, and 27 give it a red thumbs-down.

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