Cooper Tire & Rubber
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Cooper Tire & Rubber missed slightly on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Cooper Tire & Rubber logged revenue of $1.10 billion. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $1.11 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.0% 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 $1.17. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.87 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.17 for Q3 were 333% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 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 18.1%, 930 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.8%, 730 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.8%, 520 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.07 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.63.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.62.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 214 members out of 264 rating the stock outperform, and 50 members rating it underperform. Among 71 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 60 give Cooper Tire & Rubber a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cooper Tire & Rubber is outperform, with an average price target of $24.67.
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