Nu Skin Enterprises Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines

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Nu Skin Enterprises (NYS: NUS) reported earnings on Oct. 31. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Nu Skin Enterprises beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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


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

Revenue details
Nu Skin Enterprises logged revenue of $526.2 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $480.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $428.4 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 $0.87. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.76 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.87 for Q3 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.72 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 83.5%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.7%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.3%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $495.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.81.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.03 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.24.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Nu Skin Enterprises is buy, with an average price target of $62.13.

The article Nu Skin Enterprises Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines originally appeared on Fool.com.

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