The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), EMCOR Group missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
EMCOR Group booked revenue of $1.56 billion. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $1.63 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.59 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
EPS came in at $0.48. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.52 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q2 were 2.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q2 were 37% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 11.5%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.5%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.3%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.71 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.59 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.27.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 255 members out of 267 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 91 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 86 give EMCOR 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 EMCOR Group is outperform, with an average price target of $45.67.
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