Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP ) reported earnings on April 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Roper Industries missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins increased across the board.
Roper Industries reported revenue of $737.1 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $776.6 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 $1.27. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.22 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.27 for Q1 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.09 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.25 for Q1 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.09 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 57.2%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.1%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.9%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $807.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.39.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.29 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.73.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 117 members out of 126 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 39 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Roper Industries a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Roper Industries is hold, with an average price target of $126.60.
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