The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), FleetCor Technologies beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased significantly. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
FleetCor Technologies reported revenue of $193.7 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $182.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $146.2 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 $0.90. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.83 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.90 for Q1 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.60 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.77 for Q1 were 57% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 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 77.4%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 48.7%, 460 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 33.4%, 460 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $204.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.95.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $824.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.81.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 43 members out of 45 rating the stock outperform, and two members rating it underperform. Among seven CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), seven give FleetCor Technologies 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 FleetCor Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $69.17.
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