CARBO Ceramics Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines

CARBO Ceramics (NYSE: CRR  ) reported earnings on July 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), CARBO Ceramics beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew.

Margins contracted across the board.

Revenue details
CARBO Ceramics logged revenue of $177.6 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $162.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $149.7 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $1.38. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.31 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.38 for Q2 were 7.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.29 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 36.2%, 530 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.6%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.0%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $170.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.37.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $684.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $5.47.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 425 members out of 453 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 106 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 96 give CARBO Ceramics a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CARBO Ceramics is outperform, with an average price target of $112.00.

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