Monro Muffler Brake
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Monro Muffler Brake missed slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins increased, net margins improved.
Monro Muffler Brake booked revenue of $171.7 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $174.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $150.8 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 $0.36. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.35 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q4 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 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 38.7%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.2%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.1%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $166.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $751.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.71.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 73 members out of 83 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 22 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 20 give Monro Muffler Brake 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 Monro Muffler Brake is outperform, with an average price target of $42.20.
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