The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), WESCO International met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
WESCO International logged revenue of $1.64 billion. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $1.64 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.59 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 $1.06. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.08 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.95 for Q4 were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.12 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 20.5%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.3%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.0%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.90 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.28.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.02.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on WESCO International is outperform, with an average price target of $72.94.
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