Rockwood Holdings (NYSE: ROC ) reported earnings on Oct. 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Rockwood Holdings missed slightly on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Rockwood Holdings logged revenue of $862.8 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $880.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $940.9 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 $0.94. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.94 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.77 for Q3 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.95 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 31.0%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.9%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $833.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.80.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.54 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.16.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 343 members out of 358 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 123 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 122 give Rockwood 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 Rockwood Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $54.83.
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