Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY ) reported earnings on Jan. 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 29 (Q4), Avery Dennison beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Avery Dennison reported revenue of $1.53 billion. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $1.47 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.45 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 $0.54. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.49 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q4 were 129% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.06 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 26.0%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.6%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.52 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.37.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 100 members out of 126 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 55 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 give Avery Dennison a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Avery Dennison is hold, with an average price target of $33.38.
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