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Can Dynamic Materials Beat These Numbers?

Monday - 4/29/2013, 2:00am  ET

Dynamic Materials is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. 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 Dynamic Materials's revenues will wane -8.4% and EPS will shrink -27.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $46.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Dynamic Materials notched revenue of $52.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $54.3 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 $0.21. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q4 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 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 30.5%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.5%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.4%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $218.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.97.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dynamic Materials is outperform, with an average price target of $20.20.

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