The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), AptarGroup beat expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved slightly and GAAP earnings per share stayed the same.
Margins contracted across the board.
AptarGroup recorded revenue of $592.5 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected net sales of $578.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $576.5 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 $0.64. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.63 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.64 were the same as the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 32.3%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.9%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $618.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.74.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.41 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.85.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 86 members out of 91 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 28 give AptarGroup 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 AptarGroup is hold, with an average price target of $53.57.
- Add AptarGroup to My Watchlist.
Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor of Motley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.