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Century Aluminum Q4 Earnings Preview

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Century Aluminum (NASDAQ: CENX) announces its next round of earnings Thursday. Here's Benzinga's advanced look at Century Aluminum's Q4 earnings report.

Earnings and Revenue

Century Aluminum EPS is expected to be around 24 cents per share, according to sell-side analysts. Sales will likely be near $426.7 million.

In the same quarter last year, Century Aluminum reported a loss per share of 12 cents on sales of $339.83 million. The Wall Street consensus estimate for earnings would represent a 300 percent increase for the company. Revenue would be up 25.56 percent on a year-over-year basis.

The company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:


Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 0.2 0.24 -0.12 -0.16
EPS Actual 0.15 0.01 -0.05 -0.12

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 53.31 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be content going into this earnings release.

Over the past 90 days, analysts have generally adjusted their estimates higher for EPS and revenues. Analysts have been rating Century Aluminum stock as Neutral. The strength of this rating has risen over the past three months.

Conference Call

Century Aluminum's Q4 conference call is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. ET and can be accessed here:

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