National Presto Industries Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings

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National Presto Industries (NYS: NPK) reported earnings on Aug. 10. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), National Presto Industries crushed expectations on revenue and missed estimates on earnings per share.

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


Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
National Presto Industries booked revenue of $117.1 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $88.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $98.3 million.

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 $1.26. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.33 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.26 for Q2 were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.57 per share.

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 16.7%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.6%, 510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $97.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.57.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $398.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $6.13.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 596 members out of 608 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 185 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 183 give National Presto Industries a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

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