The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q1), Emerson Electric met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Emerson Electric booked revenue of $5.31 billion. The 16 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $5.28 billion. Sales were 4.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $5.54 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
EPS came in at $0.50. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.51 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q1 were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 38.7%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.5%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.0%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $6.12 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.84.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $25.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.51.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,361 members out of 1,388 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 404 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 398 give Emerson Electric a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Emerson Electric is outperform, with an average price target of $55.
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