IPG Photonics (Nasdaq: IPGP ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 1. 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 IPG Photonics's revenues will grow 21.9% and EPS will grow 14.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $150.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.
Last quarter, IPG Photonics chalked up revenue of $145.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $123.5 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 $0.67. GAAP EPS of $0.65 for Q4 were 1.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 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 51.8%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 33.7%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.1%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $653.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.15.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,463 members out of 1,494 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 448 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 440 give IPG Photonics a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on IPG Photonics is outperform, with an average price target of $66.80.
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