Mueller Water Products (NYSE: MWA ) filed its 10-K on Nov. 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q4), Mueller Water Products beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins grew across the board.
Mueller Water Products reported revenue of $281.1 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $272.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $256.3 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 $0.03. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.04 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q4 versus -$0.06 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 27.3%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.1%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.2%, 490 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $231.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.10 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Mueller Water Products is outperform, with an average price target of $4.00.
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