The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Tupperware Brands beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins improved across the board.
Tupperware Brands reported revenue of $639.5 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $624.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $636.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.03. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.99 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $1.02 for Q1 were 16% 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 66.7%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.6%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.1%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $676.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.32.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.65 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.04.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 397 members out of 412 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 119 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 115 give Tupperware Brands a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Tupperware Brands is outperform, with an average price target of $71.50.
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