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Are You Expecting This from Hexcel?

Friday - 7/19/2013, 2:00am  ET

Hexcel is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 22. 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 Hexcel's revenues will expand 6.3% and EPS will expand 11.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $424.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Hexcel chalked up revenue of $416.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $400.1 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 $0.43. GAAP EPS of $0.43 for Q1 were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 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 26.9%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.1%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.5%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.81.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 269 members out of 285 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 58 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 57 give Hexcel a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hexcel is outperform, with an average price target of $31.43.

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