The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 31 (Q2), Thor Industries met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins were steady, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.
Thor Industries recorded revenue of $741.6 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $741.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $597.0 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 $0.37. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.38 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q2 were 48% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 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 9.9%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.3%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.7%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.05 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.93.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.88.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 209 members out of 243 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 75 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 71 give Thor Industries a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Thor Industries is buy, with an average price target of $49.75.
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