The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 29 (Q2), Campbell Soup met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank slightly and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins dropped across the board.
Campbell Soup reported revenue of $2.11 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for sales of $2.12 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.13 billion.
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 $0.64. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.62 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.64 for Q2 were 9.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.71 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 38.4%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.7%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.7%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.82 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.72 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.37.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 484 members out of 541 rating the stock outperform, and 57 members rating it underperform. Among 170 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 163 give Campbell Soup a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Campbell Soup is hold, with an average price target of $33.08.
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