The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), O'Reilly Automotive met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
O'Reilly Automotive notched revenue of $1.49 billion. The 20 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $1.48 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.39 billion.
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 $1.14. The 22 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.08 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.14 for Q4 were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.95 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 50.4%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.0%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.9%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.60 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.32.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.57 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.45.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 270 members out of 290 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 99 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 93 give O'Reilly Automotive a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on O'Reilly Automotive is outperform, with an average price target of $95.41.
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