The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Hawkins met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins grew, operating margins were steady, net margins grew.
Hawkins tallied revenue of $87.6 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $88.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $83.2 million.
EPS came in at $0.39. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.36 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q4 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.02 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
For the quarter, gross margin was 16.3%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.8%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.8%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $98.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.65.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $390.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.49.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 227 members out of 235 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 70 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 69 give Hawkins a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
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