The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), WESCO International met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
WESCO International recorded revenue of $1.81 billion. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $1.83 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.61 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 $1.12. The 19 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.14 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.12 for Q1 were 8.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.60 for Q1 were 55% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 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 21.1%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.7%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.96 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.48.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.80.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on WESCO International is outperform, with an average price target of $80.25.
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