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It's Showtime for Timken

Monday - 4/22/2013, 2:00am  ET

Timken is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. 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 Timken's revenues will wane -18.1% and EPS will decrease -50.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.16 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.79.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Timken tallied revenue of $1.08 billion. GAAP reported sales were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.26 billion.

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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.80. GAAP EPS of $0.78 for Q4 were 30% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.11 per share.

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 24.1%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.0%, 570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.0%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.77 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.09.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 213 members out of 228 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 70 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give Timken 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 Timken is outperform, with an average price target of $52.00.

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