Why Generac Holdings Shares Popped

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What: Shares of power systems maker Generac Holdings (NYSE: GNRC  ) jumped 15% today after the company released third-quarter earnings.

So what: Revenue rose 20.9% from a year ago to $363.3 million, easily topping estimates of $342.31 million from Wall Street. Net income rose 85% to $47.1 million and, after adjusting for one-time items, earnings per share were $1.06 versus a $0.79 estimate.  

Now what: This was a resounding earnings beat all around and even full-year revenue guidance was increased to show net sales jumping in the low-to-mid 20% range over the prior year. Management said that national account customers are driving growth and that new products will help drive growth going forward. Shares still trade at just 13 times next year's estimates, so considering the revenue growth and stock price I think this is still a good buy even after today's pop. 


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