Wolverine World Wide Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS

Wolverine World Wide (NYS: WWW) reported earnings on Jan. 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved, and GAAP earnings per share dropped.

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Wolverine World Wide recorded revenue of $406.5 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw a top line of $407 million. Sales were 5.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $385 million.


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

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.47. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.45 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.47 for Q4 were 8.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 per share.


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 36.9%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.7%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $343.2 million.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.52 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.70.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 154 members out of 164 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 56 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 55 give Wolverine World Wide a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Wolverine World Wide is outperform, with an average price target of $43.

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