The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), PulteGroup beat expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP loss per share contracted.
Margins expanded across the board.
PulteGroup reported revenue of $881.0 million. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $831.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $805.2 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 -$0.03. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged -$0.04 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q1 compared to -$0.10 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 12.9%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.9%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.3%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.05 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.03.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.36 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.22.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 587 members out of 1,282 rating the stock outperform, and 695 members rating it underperform. Among 388 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 145 give PulteGroup a green thumbs-up, and 243 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PulteGroup is hold, with an average price target of $9.14.
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