AZZ earnings: time to shape up?

5:29 pm ET, 26 Jun 2018

AZZ Inc. (AZZ) is expected to report earnings on July 2 before the market opens.   The shares are trading at 44.55, up 1.6% from yesterday.

What are the AZZ earnings expectations?  What news will the market be watching out for?   

AZZ has developed a negative momentum over the last couple of years.  The acquisitions of Nuclear Logistics and Aquilex have been questioned by Wall Street analysts.  Investors expect to see goodwill impairments this year and next year related to those acquisitions. CEO Tom Ferguson and CFO Paul Fehlman have managed to avoid backlash for value-destructive acquisitions, thanks to the absence of activist investors. 

AZZ also has a history of missing analysts’ earnings estimates.  In the past four quarters, the company: 

  • Missed analyst EPS estimates by 10 cents ($.51 actuals vs. $.61 forecast) in FQ1’18;
  • Missed analyst EPS estimates by 9 cents ($.32 actuals vs. $.41 forecast) in FQ2’18;
  • Missed analyst EPS estimates by 3 cents ($.37 actuals vs. $.40 forecast) in FQ3’18;
  • Missed analyst EPS estimates by 39 cents ($0 actuals vs. $.39 forecast) in FQ4’18;

For FQ1’19, EPS is expected to grow by 6% year-over-year to $.54, while revenue is expected to grow 5% year-over-year to $219 million.  Galvanization has been performing well, but the Electrical segment is unlikely to turn a profit over the next four quarters.

Over the last month, AZZ Inc. (AZZ) returned +3.6%.

AZZ Inc. (AZZ) average analyst price target ($46.50) is 4.38% above its current price ($44.55).

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AZZ Inc. (AZZ) Stock Guide

Updated at: 2:20 am ET, 12 Jul 2020

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Looking to buy or sell AZZ Inc. (AZZ)? Interested in getting the full scoop on AZZ, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this AZZ stock guide, we'll address key questions about AZZ, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are AZZ earnings?
2. When is AZZ earnings date?
3. What is AZZ dividend?
4. What is AZZ dividend yield?
5. What is AZZ stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
6. AZZ buy or sell? What is AZZ Finny Score?
7. What are the reasons to buy AZZ? Why should I buy AZZ stock?
8. What are the reasons to sell AZZ? Why should I sell AZZ stock?
9. What are AZZ key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are AZZ earnings?

AZZ trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $1.84.

2. When is AZZ earnings date?

AZZ earnings date is July 09, 2020.

3. What is AZZ dividend?

AZZ forward dividend is $0.68.

4. What is AZZ dividend yield?

AZZ forward dividend yield is 2.48%.

Analyst Predictions

5. What is AZZ stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on AZZ analyst price targets, AZZ stock forecast is $48.50 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for AZZ stock is $48.50. The prediction is based on 3 analyst estimates.

The low price target for AZZ is $48.00, while the high price target is $49.00.

AZZ analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

6. AZZ buy or sell? What is AZZ Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:57}Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell AZZ, resulting in Finny Score of 57.

7. What are the reasons to buy AZZ? Why should I buy AZZ stock?

Here are the reasons to buy AZZ stock:

  • AZZ quarterly revenue growth was 21.10%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.83% and 1.65%, respectively). See AZZ revenue growth chart.
  • AZZ forward dividend yield is 2.48%, higher than the industry (0.68%) and sector (0.50%) forward dividend yields. See AZZ forward dividend chart.
  • AZZ Price/Sales ratio is 0.67, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See AZZ forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • AZZ average analyst price target ($48.50) is above its current price ($29.23). See AZZ price target chart.

8. What are the reasons to sell AZZ? Why should I sell AZZ stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell AZZ stock (i.e., the bear case):

Key Stats

9. What are AZZ key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for AZZ:

Metrics AZZ
Price $34.24
Average Price Target / Upside $48.50 / 41.63%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 2.08%
Industry Diversified Industrials
Sector Industrials
Number of Employees 3,650
Market Cap $881.99M
Forward P/E Ratio 11.86
Price/Book Ratio 0.89
Revenue (TTM) $985.99M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -26.20%
Profit Margin 3.29%

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