Dick's Sporting Goods Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines

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Dick's Sporting Goods (NYS: DKS) reported earnings on May 15. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 28 (Q1), Dick's Sporting Goods beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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


Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
Dick's Sporting Goods tallied revenue of $1.28 billion. The 23 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $1.23 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.11 billion.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.45. The 24 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.39 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.45 for Q1 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 30.8%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.5%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.42 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.63.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.76 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.48.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 391 members out of 452 rating the stock outperform, and 61 members rating it underperform. Among 158 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 144 give Dick's Sporting Goods a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dick's Sporting Goods is outperform, with an average price target of $53.39.

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