Winnebago Industries Whiffs on Earnings

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Winnebago Industries (NYS: WGO) reported earnings on Dec. 15. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 26 (Q1), Winnebago Industries beat expectations on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew, and earnings per share dropped significantly.

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
Winnebago Industries chalked up revenue of $132 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $125 million.

anImage

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.04. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.06 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.04 for Q1 were 69% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 per share.

anImage

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 6.4%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.5%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.8%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

anImage

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods.

Looking ahead
What does the future hold?

Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $117 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02 (There are two revenue estimates and four EPS estimates.)

For the full year ending 2012, the average estimate for revenue is $530 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.35. (There are five revenue estimates and three EPS estimates.)

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating at Motley Fool CAPS, with 133 members out of 263 rating the stock outperform, and 130 members rating it underperform. Among 85 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Winnebago Industries a green thumbs-up, and 42 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Winnebago Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $12.33.

At the time this article was published

Copyright © 1995 - 2011 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners