The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q1), Landauer beat expectations on revenues and earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Landauer logged revenue of $30.5 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $29.9 million. Sales were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $29.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.65. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.54 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.52 for Q4 were 16% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.62 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 59.3%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.6%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.4%, 710 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $34.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $153.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.34.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 54 members out of 58 rating the stock outperform, and four members rating it underperform. Among 23 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 23 give Landauer a green thumbs-up.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Landauer is outperform, with an average price target of $60.50.
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