The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Chart Industries met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, and net margins increased.
Chart Industries logged revenue of $216.1 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $218.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $162.9 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 $0.48. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.51 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.47 for Q1 were 88% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 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 31.3%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.0%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.5%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $238.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.65.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $976.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.75.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 363 members out of 377 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 86 give Chart Industries a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Chart Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $75.55.
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