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Tupperware Brands Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:45PM

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Just the facts, Fool.

Tupperware Brands (NYSE: TUP) reported earnings on April 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 30 (Q1), Tupperware Brands met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased. GAAP earnings per share expanded.

Gross margins contracted, operating margins increased, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Tupperware Brands reported revenue of $662.9 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $660.9 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 details
EPS came in at $1.18. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.13 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.18 for Q1 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.06 for Q1 were 3.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 66.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.8%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.8%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $677.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.46.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.72 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.66.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 402 members out of 419 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 130 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 125 give Tupperware Brands 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 Tupperware Brands is outperform, with an average price target of $82.50.

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