Ethan Allen Interiors
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Ethan Allen Interiors missed on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved, and earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins improved, operating margins grew, net margins contracted.
Ethan Allen Interiors reported revenue of $183 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $191 million. Sales were 5.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $173 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.30. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.28 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q2 were 45% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 53.6%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $177 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $741 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.99.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 64 members out of 118 rating the stock outperform, and 54 members rating it underperform. Among 35 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 19 give Ethan Allen Interiors a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ethan Allen Interiors is hold, with an average price target of $21.50.
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