The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), hhgregg missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
hhgregg reported revenue of $597.6 million. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $619.2 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 $0.31. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.29 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q4 were 79% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.45 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 29.9%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.8%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.7%, 700 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $521.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.16.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.55 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.81.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on hhgregg is hold, with an average price target of $7.93.
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