The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Black Diamond missed slightly on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Gross margins grew, operating margins shrank, net margins improved.
Black Diamond notched revenue of $36.3 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $36.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $34.2 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 $0.16. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.07 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.16 for Q4 were 78% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.09 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 39.2%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.3%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.7%, 1,100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $44.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $163.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Black Diamond is buy, with an average price target of $10.17.
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