Helen of Troy (Nasdaq: HELE ) reported earnings on Jan. 9. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 30 (Q3), Helen of Troy met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins expanded across the board.
Helen of Troy tallied revenue of $374.6 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $376.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $338.8 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 $1.18. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.14 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.18 for Q3 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.04 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 39.6%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.6%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.1%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $324.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.94.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.29 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.55.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 77 members out of 105 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 41 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 27 give Helen of Troy a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Helen of Troy is hold, with an average price target of $40.00.
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