NCI Building Systems Beats on Revenue, Matches Expectations on EPS

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NCI Building Systems (NYS: NCS) reported earnings on Dec. 4. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Oct. 28 (Q4), NCI Building Systems beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

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


Margins expanded across the board.

Revenue details
NCI Building Systems logged revenue of $361.7 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $349.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 28% higher than the prior-year quarter's $281.8 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 $0.08. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.08 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.08 for Q4 versus -$0.24 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 21.8%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.3%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.7%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $302.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.03.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.36 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.39.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 168 members out of 187 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 49 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 45 give NCI Building Systems a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NCI Building Systems is buy, with an average price target of $13.67.

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