The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), Triumph Group met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded slightly, and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins grew, net margins increased.
Triumph Group logged revenue of $826 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $832.6 million. Sales were 1.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $810.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.29. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.11 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $1.27 for Q3 were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.88 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 14.2%, 800 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.2%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.0%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $932.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.27.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.41 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.53.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 223 members out of 231 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 74 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 73 give Triumph Group a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Triumph Group is buy, with an average price target of $67.69.
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