The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q3), Matthews International met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins increased, net margins were steady.
Matthews International logged revenue of $250.7 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $252.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $227.5 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 $0.72. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.70 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.72 for Q3 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.65 for Q3 were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.58 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 36.5%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.2%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $256.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.75.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $991.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.45.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 81 members out of 81 rating the stock outperform, and members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 30 give Matthews International a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Matthews International is outperform, with an average price target of $41.50.
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