The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 31 (Q2), Thor Industries beat expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Thor Industries chalked up revenue of $597.0 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $566.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $526.2 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 $0.25. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.24 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q2 were 150% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 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 9.9%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.4%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $891.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.79.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.96 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.23.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 200 members out of 234 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 61 give Thor Industries a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Thor Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $32.50.
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