The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Terex beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly, and GAAP loss per share contracted.
Margins increased across the board.
Terex chalked up revenue of $1.96 billion. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $1.88 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 47% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.33 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 $0.27. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.25 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.02 for Q4 against -$0.42 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 15.5%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.6%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.1%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.79 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.93 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.77.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Terex is outperform, with an average price target of $22.57.
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