The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Honeywell International beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Honeywell International notched revenue of $9.31 billion. The 19 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $9.15 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $8.67 billion.
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 $1.04. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.99 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.04 for Q1 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.88 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 26.1%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.9%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.8%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $9.55 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.08.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $38.53 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.45.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,212 members out of 1,287 rating the stock outperform, and 75 members rating it underperform. Among 339 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 331 give Honeywell International a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Honeywell International is outperform, with an average price target of $66.75.
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