The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Knoll missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins shrank.
Knoll reported revenue of $196.7 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $207.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $220.9 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 $0.15. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q1 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 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 32.1%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.9%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.7%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $227.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $918.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.11.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 92 members out of 99 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 30 give Knoll a green thumbs-up, and none give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Knoll is outperform, with an average price target of $20.33.
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