The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Westport Innovations beat expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP loss per share contracted.
Margins expanded across the board.
Westport Innovations reported revenue of $104.5 million. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $97.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $44.9 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 -$0.20. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.28 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.11 for Q2 compared to -$0.38 per share for 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 38.2%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.1%, 2,190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.7%, 3,470 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $105.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.32.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $419.5 million. The average EPS estimate is -$1.28.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,623 members rating the stock outperform and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 271 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 263 give Westport Innovations a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Westport Innovations is outperform, with an average price target of $43.93.
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