International Flavors & Fragrances
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), International Flavors & Fragrances missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Gross margins increased, operating margins grew, net margins shrank.
International Flavors & Fragrances notched revenue of $709.0 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $726.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $713.8 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 $1.08. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.08 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q3 were 80% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 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 42.5%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 920 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $670.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.85.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.82 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.01.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 76 members out of 95 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 38 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give International Flavors & Fragrances a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on International Flavors & Fragrances is outperform, with an average price target of $66.00.
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