The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 30 (Q2), Worthington Industries missed on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly, and earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins increased, net margins grew.
Worthington Industries recorded revenue of $570 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $589 million. Sales were 1.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $581 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.20. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.32 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q2 were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 11.6%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.3%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods.
What does the future hold?
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $600 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.5 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.59.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 130 members out of 154 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 44 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 39 give Worthington Industries a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Worthington Industries is hold, with an average price target of $18.63.
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