The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended May 31 (Q4), RPM 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 expanded. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins grew, operating margins were steady, net margins shrank.
RPM International reported revenue of $1.17 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $1.18 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.10 billion.
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 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.67 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.72 for Q4 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q4 were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 42.7%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.5%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.6%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.16 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.71.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.03.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 345 members out of 369 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 86 give RPM International a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on RPM International is outperform, with an average price target of $34.00.
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