The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Feb. 3 (Q4), PetSmart met expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
PetSmart booked revenue of $1.88 billion. The 23 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated net sales of $1.89 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.64 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 $1.24. The 23 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $1.21 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.24 for Q4 were 36% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.91 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 31.6%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.8%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.72 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.95.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.95.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 720 members out of 772 rating the stock outperform, and 52 members rating it underperform. Among 287 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 273 give PetSmart a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PetSmart is outperform, with an average price target of $74.11.
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