The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q3), Rockwell Automation beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.
Rockwell Automation logged revenue of $1.62 billion. The 16 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see sales of $1.60 billion 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 $1.54. The 19 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.39 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.54 for Q3 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.33 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.46 for Q3 were 9.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.33 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 40.2%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.6%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.5%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.73 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.53.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.40 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.50.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rockwell Automation is hold, with an average price target of $92.88.
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