The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Dynamic Materials beat expectations on revenue and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, both revenue and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins improved across the board.
Dynamic Materials reported revenue of $50.2 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $46.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $45.6 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 $0.18. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.19 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q1 were 200% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.06 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 28.6%, 600 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.2%, 490 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.8%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $55.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.29.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $228.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.23.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dynamic Materials is outperform, with an average price target of $28.25.
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