The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Celadon Group missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins grew.
Celadon Group tallied revenue of $148.1 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $155.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $144.2 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 $0.32. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.32 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q2 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 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 20.7%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.0%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $158.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $630.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.38.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 132 members out of 150 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 51 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 45 give Celadon Group a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Celadon Group is buy, with an average price target of $21.65.
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