CAE (TSX: CAE) reported earnings on May 16. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), CAE met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped. GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
CAE booked revenue of $578.0 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $575.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $507.7 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 $0.21. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.18 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q4 were 4.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q4 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 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 28.5%, 540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.5%, 370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $525.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.74.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 92 members out of 100 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 22 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 21 give CAE a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CAE is hold, with an average price target of $12.11.
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