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Are You Expecting This from World Fuel Services?

Monday - 4/29/2013, 2:00am  ET

World Fuel Services 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 World Fuel Services's revenues will increase 7.6% and EPS will expand 1.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $10.20 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.66.

Revenue details
Last quarter, World Fuel Services chalked up revenue of $9.94 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.32 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 $0.73. GAAP EPS of $0.60 for Q4 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.69 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 1.6%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.5%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.4%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $42.89 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.96.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 307 members out of 323 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 71 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give World Fuel Services a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on World Fuel Services is outperform, with an average price target of $44.50.

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