International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF ) reported earnings on May 7. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), International Flavors & Fragrances missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins increased across the board.
International Flavors & Fragrances reported revenue of $727.8 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $751.5 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 $1.19. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.12 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.19 for Q1 were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.10 for Q1 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.99 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 42.8%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.9%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.5%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $757.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.18.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.97 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.40.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 76 members out of 94 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 35 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 31 give International Flavors & Fragrances a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on International Flavors & Fragrances is outperform, with an average price target of $72.86.
Looking for alternatives to International Flavors & Fragrances? It takes more than great companies to build a fortune for the future. Learn the basic financial habits of millionaires next door and get focused stock ideas in our free report, "3 Stocks That Will Help You Retire Rich." Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add International Flavors & Fragrances to My Watchlist.