The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Tenaris missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Tenaris reported revenue of $2.62 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $2.69 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.32 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 $0.75. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.66 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q1 were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 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 38.4%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.6%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.0%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.77 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $11.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.90.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 816 members out of 839 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 235 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 230 give Tenaris a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Tenaris is outperform, with an average price target of $47.30.
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