Revlon Crushes Earnings Estimates

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Revlon (NYS: REV) reported earnings on Feb. 5. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Revlon beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.

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


Margins expanded across the board.

Revenue details
Revlon recorded revenue of $391.3 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $380.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $359.8 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 $0.89. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.73 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.89 for Q4 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 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 64.4%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.0%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.9%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.47 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.73.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 81 members out of 166 rating the stock outperform, and 85 members rating it underperform. Among 53 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Revlon a green thumbs-up, and 19 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Revlon is buy, with an average price target of $22.00.

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