The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 27 (Q4), Sealy whiffed on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted, and earnings per share shrank.
Margins contracted across the board.
Sealy logged revenue of $269 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $308 million. Sales were 9.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $297 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.14. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.02 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.30 for Q4 against $0.00 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 36.4%, 500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.2%, 850 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.6%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $303 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.3 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.01.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 136 members out of 210 rating the stock outperform, and 74 members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Sealy a green thumbs-up, and 30 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sealy is hold, with an average price target of $2.20.
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