The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q4), Destination Maternity met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank slightly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Destination Maternity booked revenue of $128.5 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $128.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $129.4 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 $0.39. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.30 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q4 were 95% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 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 55.7%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.0%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.0%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $137.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $547.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.52.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 66 members out of 88 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 25 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 21 give Destination Maternity a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Destination Maternity is outperform, with an average price target of $22.50.
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