Marten Transport (Nasdaq: MRTN ) reported earnings on Oct. 16. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Marten Transport met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share was unchanged.
Margins dropped across the board.
Marten Transport recorded revenue of $163.6 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $165.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $156.3 million.
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 $0.29. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.31 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.29 were the same as the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 20.8%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.2%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.0%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $165.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $638.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.20.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 38 members out of 48 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 14 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 11 give Marten Transport 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 Marten Transport is outperform, with an average price target of $22.50.
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