Metals USA Holdings
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Metals USA Holdings missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
Metals USA Holdings notched revenue of $437.5 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $454.7 million 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 $0.27. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.30 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.10 for Q4 were 73% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.37 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 12.2%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.1%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.8%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $503.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.46.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.10 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.97.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 22 members out of 25 rating the stock outperform, and three members rating it underperform. Among nine CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), eight give Metals USA Holdings a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Metals USA Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $18.46.
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