Bob Evans Farms
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 27 (Q4), Bob Evans Farms missed slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.
Bob Evans Farms recorded revenue of $413.5 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $421.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $418.7 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 $0.80. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.74 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.76 for Q4 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.60 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 36.9%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.2%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.3%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $411.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.69 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.70.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 90 members out of 134 rating the stock outperform, and 44 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 30 give Bob Evans Farms a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bob Evans Farms is hold, with an average price target of $40.67.
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