Boeing (NYSE: BA ) reported earnings on Jan. 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Boeing met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Boeing booked revenue of $22.30 billion. The 17 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $22.24 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $19.56 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 $1.28. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.28 for Q4 were 30% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.84 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.01 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 14.6%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.0%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $20.97 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.22.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $88.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.20.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,916 members out of 4,343 rating the stock outperform, and 427 members rating it underperform. Among 930 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 865 give Boeing a green thumbs-up, and 65 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Boeing is outperform, with an average price target of $85.52.
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