The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), Modine Manufacturing missed estimates on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Gross margins were steady, operating margins increased, net margins grew.
Modine Manufacturing reported revenue of $373.3 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $409.7 million. Sales were 3.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $360.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.17. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.28 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q3 were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 16.0%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.3%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.2%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $445.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.33.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.91.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 71 members rating the stock outperform and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 25 give Modine Manufacturing a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Modine Manufacturing is outperform, with an average price target of $17.50.
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