Reliance Steel & Aluminum
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Reliance Steel & Aluminum missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Reliance Steel & Aluminum logged revenue of $1.89 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $1.94 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.03 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 $1.06. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.98 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.06 for Q4 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.90 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 27.8%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.2%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.3%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.14 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.19.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $9.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.21.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 543 members out of 569 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 140 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 132 give Reliance Steel & Aluminum a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Reliance Steel & Aluminum is outperform, with an average price target of $63.83.
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