Casey's General Stores
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 31 (Q3), Casey's General Stores missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted. GAAP earnings per share shrank.
Gross margins grew, operating margins shrank, net margins dropped.
Casey's General Stores logged revenue of $1.66 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $1.72 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.58 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 $0.42. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.48 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.42 for Q3 were 2.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.43 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q3 were 7.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.43 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 15.0%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.9%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.9%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.85 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.63.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.36 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.95.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 122 members out of 136 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 41 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 38 give Casey's General Stores 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 Casey's General Stores is hold, with an average price target of $57.40.
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