US Airways Group (NYSE: LCC ) reported earnings on Jan. 23. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), US Airways Group met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
US Airways Group chalked up revenue of $3.28 billion. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $3.28 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.16 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 $0.26. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q4 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 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 18.6%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.1%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.1%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.36 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $14.40 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.12.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 465 members out of 794 rating the stock outperform, and 329 members rating it underperform. Among 181 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 108 give US Airways Group a green thumbs-up, and 73 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on US Airways Group is outperform, with an average price target of $15.96.
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