Pike Electric (NYSE: PIKE ) reported earnings on Feb. 5. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Pike Electric beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
Pike Electric reported revenue of $273.7 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $242.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 59% higher than the prior-year quarter's $172.0 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 $0.67. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.25 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.67 for Q2 were 379% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 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 21.6%, 680 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.4%, 880 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.6%, 580 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $202.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $908.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.75.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 91 members out of 101 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 29 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 28 give Pike Electric a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pike Electric is outperform, with an average price target of $13.00.
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