Casey's General Stores
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 30 (Q4), Casey's General Stores met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share was unchanged.
Margins shrank across the board.
Casey's General Stores logged revenue of $1.75 billion. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $1.75 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 66% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.05 billion.
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 $0.60. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.66 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.60 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 14.0%, 660 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.5%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.3%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.99 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.80 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.23.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 116 members out of 130 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 37 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give Casey's General Stores a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Casey's General Stores is outperform, with an average price target of $57.53.
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