The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Con-way met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins grew, net margins dropped.
Con-way chalked up revenue of $1.36 billion. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $1.35 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $0.26. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.29 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q4 were 49% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 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 2.7%, 820 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.8%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.9%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.39 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.82 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.29.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 93 members out of 116 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 40 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 30 give Con-way a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Con-way is hold, with an average price target of $33.94.
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