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What Does Wall Street See for PPG Industries's Q4?

Wednesday - 1/9/2013, 9:46am  ET

PPG Industries is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 14. 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 PPG Industries's revenues will increase 2.1% and EPS will expand 16.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $3.59 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.52.

Revenue details
Last quarter, PPG Industries booked revenue of $3.85 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.85 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 $2.24. GAAP EPS of $2.18 for Q3 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.96 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 40.5%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.3%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.8%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.16 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.93.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 363 members out of 392 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 131 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 127 give PPG Industries 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 PPG Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $124.40.

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