The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), York Water met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins increased across the board.
York Water recorded revenue of $10.1 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see net sales of $10.1 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 $0.17. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q1 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 83.1%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 47.4%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 21.2%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $10.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $43.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.78.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 71 members out of 77 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 25 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 25 give York Water 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 York Water is outperform, with an average price target of $18.50.
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