The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Owens-Illinois beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded, and earnings per share contracted.
Margins dropped across the board.
Owens-Illinois reported revenue of $1.82 billion. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $1.80 billion. Sales were 5.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.73 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.48. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.46 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$4.69 for Q4 against -$2.52 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 16.7%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.5%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -42.4%, 1,860 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.75 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.49 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.79.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 357 members out of 389 rating the stock outperform, and 32 members rating it underperform. Among 122 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 112 give Owens-Illinois a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Owens-Illinois is outperform, with an average price target of $28.10.
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