The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), York Water met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
York Water notched revenue of $10.4 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $10.5 million 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 $0.18. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.18 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q4 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 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 83.8%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 51.1%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.1%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $10.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $43.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.77.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 71 members out of 77 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 26 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give York Water a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on York Water is outperform, with an average price target of $19.00.
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