The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), York Water met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
York Water chalked up revenue of $11.0 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $11.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $10.5 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 $0.22. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.21 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q3 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.19 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 82.6%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 52.4%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 25.0%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $10.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $41.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.71.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 68 members out of 74 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 23 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 23 give York Water a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on York Water is outperform, with an average price target of $19.00.
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