The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Costamare missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Costamare reported revenue of $102.0 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $105.1 million. Sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $85.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.54. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.46 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.43 for Q4 were 105% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 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 69.9%, 410 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 44.2%, 390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 25.6%, 1,180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $99.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $402.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.52.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Costamare is outperform, with an average price target of $19.25.
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