The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Saia's revenues will grow 1.8% and EPS will increase 10.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $292.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.
Last quarter, Saia logged revenue of $273.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $268.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.33. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q1 were 61% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 13.0%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.3%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.14 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.77.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 110 members out of 122 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 33 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give Saia a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Saia is outperform, with an average price target of $23.33.
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