The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Oct. 28 (Q1), Campbell Soup met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Margins dropped across the board.
Campbell Soup reported revenue of $2.34 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $2.37 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.16 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 $0.88. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.85 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.78 for Q1 were 4.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.82 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 37.0%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.4%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.5%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.33 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.68.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $8.53 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.54.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 499 members out of 559 rating the stock outperform, and 60 members rating it underperform. Among 168 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 159 give Campbell Soup a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Campbell Soup is hold, with an average price target of $34.93.
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