The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Manitowoc met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins expanded across the board.
Manitowoc tallied revenue of $898.0 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $909.5 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 $0.09. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.14 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q1 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.01 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q1 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.00 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 24.5%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.8%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.2%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.08 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.31.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,698 members out of 1,753 rating the stock outperform, and 55 members rating it underperform. Among 393 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 387 give Manitowoc a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Manitowoc is outperform, with an average price target of $21.91.
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