The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q1), Pike Electric crushed expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Pike Electric notched revenue of $244.6 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $198.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 42% higher than the prior-year quarter's $171.8 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 $0.26. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.12 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q1 were 271% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 15.1%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.1%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.8%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $195.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $794.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.46.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 86 members out of 96 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 31 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give Pike Electric a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pike Electric is outperform, with an average price target of $11.63.
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