Hubbell (NYS: HUB.B) reported earnings on Jan. 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Hubbell beat expectations on revenues and earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins expanded, and net margins grew.
Hubbell recorded revenue of $740.0 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated sales of $708.2 million. Sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $639.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
EPS came in at $1.17. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.10 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.17 for Q4 were 44% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.82 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 31.9%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.8%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $700.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.96.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.86.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hubbell is outperform, with an average price target of $69.
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