The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Federal-Mogul beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss. GAAP loss per share dropped.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins contracted, net margins expanded.
Federal-Mogul notched revenue of $1.60 billion. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $1.55 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 -$0.42. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.07 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were -$0.42 for Q4 against $0.51 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.81 for Q4 against -$2.44 per share for the prior-year quarter.
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%, 470 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.1%, 550 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.0%, 950 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.75 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.93 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.72.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 43 members out of 66 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 20 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 17 give Federal-Mogul a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Federal-Mogul is outperform, with an average price target of $10.50.
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