Swift Transportation (NYSE: SWFT ) reported earnings on Oct. 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Swift Transportation missed slightly on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins shrank across the board.
Swift Transportation notched revenue of $871.1 million. The 17 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see net sales of $886.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $863.8 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 $0.20. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q3 were 9.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 18.6%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.8%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $891.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.48 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.78.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 29 members out of 30 rating the stock outperform, and one members rating it underperform. Among 10 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 10 give Swift Transportation a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Swift Transportation is outperform, with an average price target of $12.00.
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