The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Feb. 29 (Q3), Mistras Group beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins grew, net margins contracted.
Mistras Group logged revenue of $104.1 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $97.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $79.2 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 $0.11. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.13 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q3 were 22% 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 32.2%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.1%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.9%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $124.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.30.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $432.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.81.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 20 members out of 26 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among six CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), five give Mistras Group a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Mistras Group is hold, with an average price target of $26.67.
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