The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Trinity Industries missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Trinity Industries booked revenue of $932.9 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $973.8 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 $0.88. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.81 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.88 for Q1 were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.00 for Q1 were 52% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.66 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 23.8%, 560 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.4%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.5%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.97.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.79.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,026 members out of 1,056 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 229 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 229 give Trinity Industries 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 Trinity Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $44.00.
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