Manpower (NYSE: MAN ) reported earnings on Jan. 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Manpower beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Margins shrank across the board.
Manpower reported revenue of $5.20 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $5.13 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $5.48 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 $0.91. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.77 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.68 for Q4 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.78 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 16.9%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.0%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.0%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.89 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $20.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.90.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Manpower is outperform, with an average price target of $47.07.
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