The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Viad Corp met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins grew, operating margins grew, net margins were steady.
Viad Corp recorded revenue of $249.3 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $252.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $246.5 million.
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 $0.33. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.30 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q2 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.29 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.03 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.) GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q2 were 3.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.03 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
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 4.4%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $237.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $983.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.30.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 50 members out of 56 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 23 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give Viad Corp a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Viad Corp is buy, with an average price target of $31.50.
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