The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Columbia Sportswear met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins shrank, net margins grew.
Columbia Sportswear tallied revenue of $501.1 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $500.9 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 $1.15. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.14 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.15 for Q4 were 6.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.08 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 41.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.2%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.9%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $342.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.19.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 480 members out of 524 rating the stock outperform, and 44 members rating it underperform. Among 205 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 196 give Columbia Sportswear a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Columbia Sportswear is hold, with an average price target of $57.54.
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