Journal Communications (NYS: JRN) filed its 10-K on March 9. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 25 (Q4), Journal Communications met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Journal Communications booked revenue of $95.0 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated sales of $94.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $103.7 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 $0.18. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.11 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q4 were 42% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 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 46.3%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.9%, 400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.7%, 550 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $83.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $369.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.50.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 48 members out of 68 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 16 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 13 give Journal Communications a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Journal Communications is outperform, with an average price target of $5.50.
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