The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Wabash National met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly, and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins expanded, and net margins expanded.
Wabash National logged revenue of $341.7 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $344.0 million. Sales were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $241.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
EPS came in at $0.11. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.10 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q4 were 57% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 6.0%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.5%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.2%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $314.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.44 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.84.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 84 members rating the stock outperform and 57 members rating it underperform. Among 35 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 19 give Wabash National a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Wabash National is buy, with an average price target of $12.40.
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