The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q1), Oshkosh beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
Oshkosh tallied revenue of $1.76 billion. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $1.70 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.88 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 $0.60. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.33 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q1 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 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 14.0%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.6%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.6%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.75.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.75 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.62.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 785 members out of 850 rating the stock outperform, and 65 members rating it underperform. Among 257 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 248 give Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh is outperform, with an average price target of $35.58.
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