New Oriental Education & Technology Group
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 30 (Q2), New Oriental Education & Technology Group met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share shrank to a loss.
Margins dropped across the board.
New Oriental Education & Technology Group reported revenue of $165.9 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $166.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $132.0 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 -$0.06. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.01 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.10 for Q2 compared to $0.02 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 51.4%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -16.2%, 1,320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -9.5%, 1,200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $218.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $972.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.00.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 716 members out of 864 rating the stock outperform, and 148 members rating it underperform. Among 207 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 145 give New Oriental Education & Technology Group a green thumbs-up, and 62 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on New Oriental Education & Technology Group is outperform, with an average price target of $22.34.
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