The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 29 (Q3), Winmark beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins expanded, net margins dropped.
Winmark notched revenue of $14.8 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $13.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $11.8 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 $0.82. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.77 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.82 for Q3 were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.66 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 90.2%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 57.2%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 28.8%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $14.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.80.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $52.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.88.
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