Metals USA Holdings (NYSE: MUSA ) reported earnings on Oct. 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Metals USA Holdings missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Metals USA Holdings reported revenue of $483.7 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $501.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $492.3 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 $0.38. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.38 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q3 were 18% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 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 12.7%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.6%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.8%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $474.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.34.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.03 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.67.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 24 members out of 26 rating the stock outperform, and two members rating it underperform. Among seven CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), six give Metals USA Holdings a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Metals USA Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $18.75.
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