The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Wabash National missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Wabash National reported revenue of $415.8 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw sales of $426.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $341.7 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 six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.31 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.16 for Q4 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 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 13.1%, 710 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.1%, 460 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.3%, 1,710 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $414.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.80 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.29.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 89 members out of 143 rating the stock outperform, and 54 members rating it underperform. Among 37 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 23 give Wabash National a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Wabash National is buy, with an average price target of $12.50.
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