The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Dana Holding met expectations on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins expanded across the board.
Dana Holding reported revenue of $1.91 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $1.90 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.56 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 $0.29. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.38 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.33 for Q4 against -$0.15 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 11.2%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.1%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.7%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.91 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $8.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.91.
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