The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Hubbell met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share grew slightly.
Gross margins grew, operating margins shrank, net margins grew.
Hubbell reported revenue of $752.5 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $758.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $740.0 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 $1.20. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.20 for Q4 were 1.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.18 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 33.2%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.7%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.6%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $754.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.14.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.49.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hubbell is outperform, with an average price target of $90.00.
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