The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q4), Celadon Group beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Gross margins were steady, operating margins shrank, net margins dropped.
Celadon Group recorded revenue of $162.6 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated sales of $158.5 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 $0.31. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.30 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q4 were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 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 23.0%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.9%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.5%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $157.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.35.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $644.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.38.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 137 members out of 155 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 41 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 36 give Celadon Group 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 Celadon Group is outperform, with an average price target of $21.00.
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