John Bean Technologies
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), John Bean Technologies beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
John Bean Technologies booked revenue of $204.7 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $189.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $201.5 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 $0.14. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.10 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q1 were 24% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 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 24.6%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.8%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.9%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $244.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $966.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.42.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 100 members out of 102 rating the stock outperform, and two members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 36 give John Bean Technologies a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on John Bean Technologies is buy, with an average price target of $20.00.
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