CAE (TSX: CAE) reported earnings on Feb. 8. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), CAE missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share improved.
Margins increased across the board.
CAE logged revenue of $445.7 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $459.2 million. GAAP sales were 7.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $413.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.18. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q3 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 33.7%, 1,790 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.3%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.1%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $507.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.85 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.69.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 96 members out of 103 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 33 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 31 give CAE a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CAE is outperform, with an average price target of $12.94.
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