Helen of Troy
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended May 31 (Q1), Helen of Troy beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins shrank.
Helen of Troy reported revenue of $304.5 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $301.2 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 $0.82. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.71 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.82 for Q1 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.74 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.45 for Q1 were 39% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.74 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 39.5%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.7%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.7%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $290.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.73.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.56.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 87 members out of 115 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 42 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 31 give Helen of Troy a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Helen of Troy is hold, with an average price target of $44.00.
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