The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Oct. 27 (Q2), La-Z-Boy met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins were steady, operating margins shrank, net margins shrank.
La-Z-Boy tallied revenue of $322.3 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $326.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $307.7 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 $0.17. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q2 were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 31.1%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.3%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.1%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $336.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.32 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.82.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 119 members out of 263 rating the stock outperform, and 144 members rating it underperform. Among 74 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 27 give La-Z-Boy a green thumbs-up, and 47 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on La-Z-Boy is outperform, with an average price target of $17.63.
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