The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), ABB met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
ABB logged revenue of $10.23 billion. The 16 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $10.21 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.66 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 $0.38. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.36 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q2 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.33 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q2 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 29.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.6%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $9.93 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $41.34 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.45.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,728 members out of 1,774 rating the stock outperform, and 46 members rating it underperform. Among 272 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 267 give ABB a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ABB is outperform, with an average price target of $24.86.
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