The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), OfficeMax met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved slightly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.
OfficeMax booked revenue of $1.87 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $1.87 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.86 billion.
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 $0.23. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q1 were 54% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 25.8%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.0%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.3%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.65 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.65.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 174 members out of 296 rating the stock outperform, and 122 members rating it underperform. Among 85 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give OfficeMax a green thumbs-up, and 29 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on OfficeMax is hold, with an average price target of $8.10.
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