Lumber Liquidators Holdings
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Lumber Liquidators Holdings beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Lumber Liquidators Holdings notched revenue of $210.7 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $197.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $174.5 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 $0.50. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.43 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q4 were 67% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 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 39.1%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.6%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.6%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $211.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $888.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.03.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 591 members out of 630 rating the stock outperform, and 39 members rating it underperform. Among 223 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 206 give Lumber Liquidators Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Lumber Liquidators Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $56.00.
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