Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG ) reported earnings on April 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Leggett & Platt missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins expanded across the board.
Leggett & Platt tallied revenue of $936.0 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $963.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $0.33. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.38 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q1 were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 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 20.2%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.5%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.2%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $974.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.83 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.62.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 221 members out of 259 rating the stock outperform, and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 86 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 77 give Leggett & Platt a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Leggett & Platt is hold, with an average price target of $34.67.
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