Elizabeth Arden Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS
Elizabeth Arden (NAS: RDEN) reported earnings on Feb. 2. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Elizabeth Arden met expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Elizabeth Arden logged revenue of $429.9 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $429.0 million. Sales were 6.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $405.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
EPS came in at $1.42. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.39 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.42 for Q2 were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.19 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 50.9%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.4%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.9%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $243.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.99.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 64 members out of 89 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 33 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give Elizabeth Arden a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Elizabeth Arden is outperform, with an average price target of $37.80.
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