Winnebago Industries Whiffs on Earnings

Winnebago Industries (NYS: WGO) reported earnings on Dec. 15. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 26 (Q1), Winnebago Industries beat expectations on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.

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

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
Winnebago Industries chalked up revenue of $132 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $125 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.04. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.06 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.04 for Q1 were 69% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 6.4%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.5%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.8%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods.

Looking ahead
What does the future hold?

Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $117 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02 (There are two revenue estimates and four EPS estimates.)

For the full year ending 2012, the average estimate for revenue is $530 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.35. (There are five revenue estimates and three EPS estimates.)

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating at Motley Fool CAPS, with 133 members out of 263 rating the stock outperform, and 130 members rating it underperform. Among 85 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Winnebago Industries a green thumbs-up, and 42 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Winnebago Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $12.33.

At the time this article was published

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