TRW Automotive Holdings
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), TRW Automotive Holdings beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded slightly and GAAP earnings per share was unchanged.
Margins contracted across the board.
TRW Automotive Holdings reported revenue of $4.03 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated sales of $3.89 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 $1.55. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.33 per share. GAAP EPS of $3.26 for Q4 were 0.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.27 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 10.5%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.0%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.09 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.57.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $16.77 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.40.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 210 members out of 259 rating the stock outperform, and 49 members rating it underperform. Among 96 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 86 give TRW Automotive Holdings 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 TRW Automotive Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $62.25.
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