The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q3), Emerson Electric missed slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Emerson Electric logged revenue of $6.48 billion. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $6.60 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.29 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 $1.04. The 19 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.00 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.04 for Q3 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.90 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 40.5%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.6%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $6.89 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $24.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.36.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,382 members out of 1,409 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 349 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 341 give Emerson Electric 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 Emerson Electric is outperform, with an average price target of $55.63.
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