The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Transmontaigne Partners met expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins increased across the board.
Transmontaigne Partners logged revenue of $39.2 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $39.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $39.5 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 $0.65. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.50 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.65 for Q4 versus -$0.25 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 59.7%, 1,100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.2%, 1,120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 26.8%, 3,390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $38.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $156.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.16.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 235 members out of 241 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 95 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 94 give Transmontaigne Partners a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Transmontaigne Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $33.50.
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