The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 31 (Q2), KMG Chemicals beat slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank significantly. GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins dropped, net margins contracted.
KMG Chemicals recorded revenue of $57.0 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $56.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $65.2 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 $0.14. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.14 for Q2 were 36% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.03 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 27.6%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.6%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.8%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $59.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.35.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $255.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.23.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 291 members out of 311 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 61 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give KMG Chemicals a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on KMG Chemicals is outperform, with an average price target of $22.00.
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