The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q2), Cosan missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins grew, net margins expanded.
Cosan logged revenue of $3.46 billion. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $3.75 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.67 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 $0.32. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.28 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q2 were 357% 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 11.0%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.8%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.4%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.89 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $14.35 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.01.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 352 members out of 375 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 81 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 76 give Cosan a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cosan is outperform, with an average price target of $18.19.
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