Republic Airways Holdings
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Republic Airways Holdings met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP loss per share expanded.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins grew, and net margins dropped.
Republic Airways Holdings tallied revenue of $697.8 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $700.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $649.8 million.
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 $0.34. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.32 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$2.55 for Q4 compared to -$0.02 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 29.7%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.6%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -17.7%, 1,750 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $672.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.13.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.77 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.71.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 295 members out of 343 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 108 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 94 give Republic Airways Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Republic Airways Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $6.83.
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