Central Vermont Public Service
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Central Vermont Public Service missed estimates on revenue and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Gross margin expanded, operating margin contracted, and net margin contracted.
Central Vermont Public Service tallied revenue of $90.3 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $98.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $85.6 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 $0.40. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.43 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q4 were 2.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 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 -27.8%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.3%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.7%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $100.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $379.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.47.
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