Roadrunner Transportation Systems Beats on Revenue, Matches Expectations on EPS
Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYS: RRTS) reported earnings on Feb. 8. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Roadrunner Transportation Systems beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
Roadrunner Transportation Systems logged revenue of $226.2 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $219.6 million. GAAP sales were 44% higher than the prior-year quarter's $165.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.24. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.24 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q3 were 69% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 18.7%, 720 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.8%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.9%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $230.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $834.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.84.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 17 members out of 17 rating the stock outperform. Among eight CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), eight give Roadrunner Transportation Systems a green thumbs-up.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Roadrunner Transportation Systems is buy, with an average price target of $20.29.
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