The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Wabash National met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
Wabash National chalked up revenue of $413.1 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $413.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $362.4 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 $0.21. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.19 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q2 were 8.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q2 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.03 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 14.2%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.4%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.4%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $458.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.78.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 93 members out of 149 rating the stock outperform, and 56 members rating it underperform. Among 35 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give Wabash National a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Wabash National is outperform, with an average price target of $12.71.
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