The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Wyndham Worldwide beat expectations on revenues and earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins increased, net margins dropped.
Wyndham Worldwide reported revenue of $1.04 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $1.00 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $952.0 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 $0.60. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.55 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q1 were 49% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 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 54.6%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.4%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.1%, 450 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.15 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.78.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.51 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.98.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Wyndham Worldwide is outperform, with an average price target of $50.69.
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