The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), Honda Motor met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Honda Motor notched revenue of $28.04 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $28.24 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $25.25 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 $0.47. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.64 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q3 were 47% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 25.8%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.4%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $30.95 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.66.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $108.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.72.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,720 members out of 1,813 rating the stock outperform, and 93 members rating it underperform. Among 505 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 488 give Honda Motor a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Honda Motor is outperform, with an average price target of $40.01.
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