The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Innospec missed estimates on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Innospec chalked up revenue of $199.4 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated net sales of $205.6 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 $0.72. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.87 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.72 for Q1 were 28% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.75 for Q1 were 27% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 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 32.0%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.3%, 470 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.0%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $187.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.77.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $823.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.59.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 71 members out of 80 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 24 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 24 give Innospec 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 Innospec is buy, with an average price target of $46.00.
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