The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Genuine Parts met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
Genuine Parts reported revenue of $3.68 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $3.68 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.34 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 $1.17. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $1.21 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.17 for Q2 were 8.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.08 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.39 for Q2 were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.08 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 30.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.6%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.9%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.79 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.27.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $14.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.51.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 345 members out of 366 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 132 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 128 give Genuine Parts 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 Genuine Parts is hold, with an average price target of $76.78.
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