The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Hanesbrands missed estimates on revenue and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margin shrank, operating margin dropped, and net margin increased.
Hanesbrands reported revenue of $1.15 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $1.23 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.15 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 $0.41. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.51 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.41 for Q4 were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.29 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 29.1%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.6%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.6%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.01 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.34.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.80 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.54.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 183 members out of 226 rating the stock outperform, and 43 members rating it underperform. Among 72 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 61 give Hanesbrands a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hanesbrands is outperform, with an average price target of $33.40.
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