The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Ryanair Holdings beat expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share expanded to zero.
Margins increased across the board.
Ryanair Holdings reported revenue of $1.11 billion. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $995.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $995.0 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 $0.00. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.36 per share. GAAP EPS was zero from the prior-year quarter's -$0.04.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 14.8%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.4%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.2%, 580 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.66 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.31.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ryanair Holdings is buy, with an average price target of $42.13.
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