Terex Crushes Earnings Estimates

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Terex (NYS: TEX) reported earnings on July 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Terex met expectations on revenue and crushed expectations on earnings per share.

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


Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
Terex chalked up revenue of $2.01 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $2.02 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.49 billion.

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 $0.76. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.50 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.77 for Q2 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.00 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.01 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)

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 21.3%, 610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.7%, 720 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.3%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.05 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.94 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.78.

Investor sentiment
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Terex is outperform, with an average price target of $29.21.

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