The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Frontline beat expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.
Frontline chalked up revenue of $108.8 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $100.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 29% lower than the prior-year quarter's $234.8 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 -$0.11. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.15 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q1 were 55% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 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 40.2%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.7%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.3%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $105.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.05.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $384.4 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.68.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Frontline is underperform, with an average price target of $4.37.
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