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What's in Store for Daqo New Energy's (DQ) Q2 Earnings?

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Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ - Free Report) is slated to release second-quarter 2022 results before the bell on Aug 3.

This leading producer of high-purity polysilicon beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in two of the trailing four quarters while missing the same twice. In this timeframe, it delivered an earnings surprise of 2.2%, on average. It delivered an earnings surprise of 11.1% in the last reported quarter. The company is likely to have gained from higher prices, healthy demand and actions to improve efficiency in the second quarter.

The company’s shares are up 0.3% over a year compared with the industry’s 18.9% decline.

 

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Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

What do the Estimates Say?

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the company’s second-quarter sales is currently pegged at $1,072 million, which suggests a rise of 142.9% from the year-ago quarter’s tally.

Some Factors at Play

Daqo New Energy is likely to have benefited from strong demand, higher average selling prices and its actions to improve its cost structure in the to-be-reported quarter. The company is also expected to have gained from its energy efficiency efforts and enhanced manufacturing efficiencies. Higher polysilicon sales volumes are also likely to have supported its top line.

Polysilicon prices are likely to have been driven, in the second quarter, by strong demand for solar energy products. The company is expected to have witnessed continued strong demand for solar PV products in China and overseas markets. Higher prices are expected to have boosted its sales and margins in the quarter. The company is also expected to have gained from lower production costs in the June quarter, aided by improved manufacturing efficiencies and lower silicon powder prices.

 

DAQO New Energy Corp. Price and EPS Surprise

 

DAQO New Energy Corp. Price and EPS Surprise

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Zacks Model

Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Daqo New Energy this season. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the chances of an earnings beat. But that’s not the case here.

Earnings ESP: Earnings ESP for Daqo New Energy is 0.00%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings for the second quarter is currently pegged at $6.46. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

Zacks Rank: Daqo New Energy currently carries a Zacks Rank #1.

Stocks That Warrant a Look

Here are some companies in the basic materials space you may want to consider, as our model shows these have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat this quarter:

Cabot Corporation (CBT - Free Report) , slated to release earnings on Aug 8, has an Earnings ESP of +0.16% and sports a Zacks Rank #1. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

The consensus estimate for Cabot’s fiscal third-quarter earnings has been revised 1% upward in the past 60 days. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for CBT’s earnings for the quarter is pegged at $1.53.

ATI Inc. (ATI - Free Report) , scheduled to release earnings on Aug 4, has an Earnings ESP of +0.90% and carries a Zacks Rank #2.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for ATI’s second-quarter earnings has been revised 17.8% upward in the past 60 days. The consensus estimate for ATI’s earnings for the quarter is currently pegged at 37 cents.

Albemarle Corporation (ALB - Free Report) , scheduled to release earnings on Aug 3, has an Earnings ESP of +8.38% and carries a Zacks Rank #2.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Albemarle's second-quarter earnings has been revised 5.6% upward over the past 60 days. The consensus estimate for ALB’s earnings for the quarter is currently pegged at $3.03.

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