Allegheny Technologies (NYS: ATI) reported earnings on Jan. 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Allegheny Technologies missed on revenue and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly, and earnings per share improved significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Allegheny Technologies notched revenue of $1.3 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $1.3 billion. Sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.0 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.31. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.54 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q4 were 81% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 13.5%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.7%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.4 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.8 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.64.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,050 members out of 1,107 rating the stock outperform, and 57 members rating it underperform. Among 324 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 318 give Allegheny Technologies a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Allegheny Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $61.42.
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