The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Goldcorp met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins grew, and net margins contracted.
Goldcorp notched revenue of $1.52 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $1.51 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.32 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.66. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.61 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q4 were 56% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.78 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 59.1%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 46.8%, 910 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 26.7%, 1,570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.53 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.56.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.56.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,122 members out of 2,269 rating the stock outperform, and 147 members rating it underperform. Among 504 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 472 give Goldcorp a green thumbs-up, and 32 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Goldcorp is outperform, with an average price target of $65.75.
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