World Fuel Services
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), World Fuel Services missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins dropped across the board.
World Fuel Services reported revenue of $9.94 billion. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $10.26 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.32 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 $0.73. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.70 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.73 for Q4 were 4.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.60 for Q4 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.69 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 1.6%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.5%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.4%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $10.20 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $43.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.85.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on World Fuel Services is outperform, with an average price target of $44.50.
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