Hill-Rom Holdings (NYS: HRC) reported earnings on Jan. 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q1), Hill-Rom Holdings met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly and earnings per share shrank.
Margins dropped across the board.
Hill-Rom Holdings booked revenue of $381.1 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $382.7 million. Sales were 1.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $374.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
EPS came in at $0.53. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.53 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q1 were 3.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 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 48.6%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.0%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.6%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $408.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.58.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.47.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 70 members out of 84 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 25 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 24 give Hill-Rom Holdings a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hill-Rom Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $41.43.
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