The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 30 (Q3), Hawkins beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded slightly and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Hawkins reported revenue of $85.5 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $83.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $84.2 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 $0.13. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.47 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q3 were 76% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.54 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.03 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 17.9%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.0%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.6%, 500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $85.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.33.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $346.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.08.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 232 members out of 240 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 72 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 71 give Hawkins a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
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