J. M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM ) reported earnings on June 6. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 30 (Q4), J. M. Smucker met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
J. M. Smucker booked revenue of $1.34 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for net sales of $1.35 billion 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 $1.29. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.15 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.29 for Q4 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.10 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.22 for Q4 were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.93 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 36.1%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.8%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.7%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.35 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.21.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.96 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.75.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 468 members out of 490 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 165 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 155 give J. M. Smucker a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on J. M. Smucker is outperform, with an average price target of $99.67.
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