Susser Holdings Misses Where It Counts

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Susser Holdings (NAS: SUSS) reported earnings on May 9. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 1 (Q1), Susser Holdings beat slightly on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

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


Gross margins dropped, operating margins contracted, net margins were steady.

Revenue details
Susser Holdings logged revenue of $1.41 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $1.40 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.17 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 -$0.03. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.01 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q1 against $0.00 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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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 8.7%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.7%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.0%, about the same as the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.55 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.74.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.95 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.42.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 61 members out of 71 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 19 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 17 give Susser Holdings a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Susser Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $28.80.

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