Procter & Gamble
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q3), Procter & Gamble met expectations on revenues and earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins dropped across the board.
Procter & Gamble booked revenue of $20.19 billion. The 17 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $20.35 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $20.23 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 $0.94. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.93 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.82 for Q3 were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.96 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 49.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.4%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.9%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $20.84 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.93.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $85.03 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.00.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 7,364 members out of 7,597 rating the stock outperform, and 233 members rating it underperform. Among 1,804 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,778 give Procter & Gamble a green thumbs-up, and 26 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Procter & Gamble is outperform, with an average price target of $71.96.
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