Black Diamond Misses on the Top and Bottom Lines

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Black Diamond (NAS: BDE) reported earnings on Aug. 6. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Black Diamond missed slightly on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP loss per share expanded.


Gross margins improved, operating margins contracted, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Black Diamond booked revenue of $31.9 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $32.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $28.3 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 -$0.04. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.03 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.06 for Q2 against -$0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 39.1%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -6.2%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -6.0%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $53.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $177.2 million.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 19 members out of 22 rating the stock outperform, and three members rating it underperform. Among five CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), three give Black Diamond 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 Black Diamond is buy, with an average price target of $11.42.

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