The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 29 (Q4), HNI beat slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins contracted across the board.
HNI logged revenue of $527.5 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $519.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $500.3 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 $0.40. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.43 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q4 were 2.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.40 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 35.2%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.9%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $459.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.40.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 36 members out of 48 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 16 give HNI a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on HNI is hold, with an average price target of $29.00.
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