TRW Automotive Holdings
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), TRW Automotive Holdings met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, net margins expanded.
TRW Automotive Holdings reported revenue of $3.99 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $3.96 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.71 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 $1.84. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $1.51 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $3.27 for Q4 were 110% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.56 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 10.7%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.6%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.7%, 520 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.14 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.60.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $16.52 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.86.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 205 members out of 257 rating the stock outperform, and 53 members rating it underperform. Among 91 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 79 give TRW Automotive Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TRW Automotive Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $60.15.
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