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AMETEK (AME) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

AMETEK, Inc. AME is scheduled to report third-quarter 2020 results on Oct 29.

For the third quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for sales is pegged at $1.09 billion, suggesting a decline of 14.6% from the year-ago reported figure.

Further, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings stands at 95 cents per share, indicating a slump of 10.4% from the year-ago quarter.

The company beat estimates in each of the trailing four quarters, with the average being 8.2%.

Factors to Note

Despite coronavirus-induced disruptions and travel restrictions, AMETEK’s third-quarter results might reflect positive contributions from strategic acquisitions.

Acquisitions of Motec, Forza, Telular, Gatan, Intellipower and Spectro Scientific are likely to have driven the Electronic Instruments Group segment’s performance in the quarter to be reported. Further, strong materials analysis business may get reflected in the segment’s third-quarter sales.

Further, Electromechanical Group segment’s sales are likely to have gained from the Pacific Design Technologies and FMH Aerospace buyouts in the to-be-reported quarter.

Moreover, cost-mitigation strategies are anticipated to have aided operating performance of this particular segment in the quarter under review.

Further, the company’s proper execution of core growth strategies — including operational excellence, global market expansion, investment in product development and acquisitions — might have driven third-quarter performance.

Additionally, its focus on strong cash flow generation is anticipated to have aided capital deployment activities in the to-be-reported quarter.

Strengthening momentum across AMETEK Growth Model is also expected to get reflected in third-quarter results.

However, foreign currency headwinds and weak demand in a few end markets due to the COVID-19 outbreak may impact the upcoming results.

AMETEK, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

AMETEK, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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What Our Model Says

Our proven model predicts an earnings beat for AMETEK this time around. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. But that’s not the case here. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

AMETEK has an Earnings ESP of +0.83% and a Zacks Rank #2.

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Alphabet GOOGL has an Earnings ESP of +7.40% and a Zacks Rank of 2.

TE Connectivity Ltd. TEL has an Earnings ESP of +5.40% and a Zacks Rank #2.

Netflix, Inc. NFLX has an Earnings ESP of +6.09% and holds a Zacks Rank of 3. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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