Smith & Wesson Holding
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 30 (Q4), Smith & Wesson Holding beat slightly on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Smith & Wesson Holding booked revenue of $178.7 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated sales of $176.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $129.8 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 $0.44. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.43 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.44 for Q4 were 63% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.08 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.) GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q4 were 105% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.19 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.08 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 38.3%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.2%, 640 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.1%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $141.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.29.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $587.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.17.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 956 members out of 1,028 rating the stock outperform, and 72 members rating it underperform. Among 221 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 206 give Smith & Wesson Holding a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Smith & Wesson Holding is outperform, with an average price target of $12.33.
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