Imperial Oil (AMEX: IMO ) reported earnings on April 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Imperial Oil met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins improved, net margins expanded.
Imperial Oil reported revenue of $7.55 billion. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $7.61 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.73 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $1.19. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $1.00 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.19 for Q1 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.94 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 17.9%, 620 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.9%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.5%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $7.56 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.05.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $32.59 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.01.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 342 members out of 359 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 96 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 93 give Imperial Oil a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Imperial Oil is hold, with an average price target of $51.89.