The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Amcol International met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins grew across the board.
Amcol International tallied revenue of $235.8 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $237.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $222.4 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 $0.43. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.40 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.42 for Q1 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 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 27.6%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.1%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.7%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $266.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.02.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 195 members out of 208 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 53 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 51 give Amcol International a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Amcol International is hold, with an average price target of $28.50.
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