The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended July 1 (Q2), Caribou Coffee missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins expanded, net margins shrank.
Caribou Coffee tallied revenue of $81.1 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $84.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $80.3 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 $0.13. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.09 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q2 were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 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 18.4%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.0%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.4%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $73.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $326.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.45.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 176 members out of 243 rating the stock outperform, and 67 members rating it underperform. Among 54 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Caribou Coffee a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Caribou Coffee is buy, with an average price target of $19.80.
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