The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Kinross Gold missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
Kinross Gold chalked up revenue of $1.04 billion. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $1.07 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $937.0 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 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q1 were 59% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 55.0%, 470 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 30.2%, 500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.2%, 1,650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.14 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.23.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.95.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,361 members out of 1,422 rating the stock outperform, and 61 members rating it underperform. Among 221 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 206 give Kinross Gold a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kinross Gold is outperform, with an average price target of $14.34.
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