The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q2), Hillenbrand missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted. GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
Hillenbrand chalked up revenue of $398.5 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $437.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 53% higher than the prior-year quarter's $259.7 million.
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 $0.49. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.53 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q2 were 2.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q2 were 55% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 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 34.3%, 670 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.4%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 740 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $411.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.60 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.89.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 370 members out of 375 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 129 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 129 give Hillenbrand 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 Hillenbrand is outperform, with an average price target of $29.00.
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