JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU ) reported earnings on Jan. 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), JetBlue Airways met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped to zero.
Margins dropped across the board.
JetBlue Airways tallied revenue of $1.19 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $1.21 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.15 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 $0.00. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.02 per share. GAAP EPS shrank to zero from the prior-year quarter's $0.08.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 26.1%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.7%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.1%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.29 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.44 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.59.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 946 members out of 1,154 rating the stock outperform, and 208 members rating it underperform. Among 290 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 245 give JetBlue Airways a green thumbs-up, and 45 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on JetBlue Airways is hold, with an average price target of $6.86.
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