Golf Clap for National Beverage
National Beverage (NAS: FIZZ) reported earnings yesterday. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 28 (Q3), National Beverage met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased, and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins were steady, and net margins expanded.
National Beverage logged revenue of $136.4 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $136.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $131.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.17. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.17 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q3 were 6.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 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 33.2%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.7%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.8%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $158.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $621.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.97.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 96 members rating the stock outperform and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 37 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give National Beverage a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
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