The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), CIRCOR International beat expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins expanded, and net margins improved.
CIRCOR International booked revenue of $217.1 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $212.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $194.1 million.
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 $0.59. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.58 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.59 for Q4 were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 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 27.3%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.9%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $214.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $877.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.84.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 133 members out of 137 rating the stock outperform, and four members rating it underperform. Among 43 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give CIRCOR International a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CIRCOR International is outperform, with an average price target of $43.33.
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