Coeur d'Alene Mines Beats Estimates But Has a Big Earnings Drop

Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE: CDE  ) reported earnings on Feb. 21. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Coeur d'Alene Mines met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.

Gross margins contracted, operating margins expanded, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Coeur d'Alene Mines tallied revenue of $205.9 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $206.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $246.9 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.29. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.24 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q4 were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.42 for Q4 were 250% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.12 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 48.0%, 720 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 49.9%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.2%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $237.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.98.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,351 members out of 1,454 rating the stock outperform, and 103 members rating it underperform. Among 230 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 208 give Coeur d'Alene Mines a green thumbs-up, and 22 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coeur d'Alene Mines is outperform, with an average price target of $31.25.

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