TRW Automotive Holdings (NYSE: TRW ) reported earnings on Oct. 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 28 (Q3), TRW Automotive Holdings met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins increased across the board.
TRW Automotive Holdings logged revenue of $3.97 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for net sales of $3.93 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.92 billion.
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 $1.24. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $1.17 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.28 for Q3 were 4.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.22 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 10.4%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.97 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.46.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $16.37 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.01.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 205 members out of 255 rating the stock outperform, and 50 members rating it underperform. Among 77 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give TRW Automotive Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TRW Automotive Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $60.45.
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