Omnicom Group (NYS: OMC) reported earnings yesterday. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Omnicom Group met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved, and GAAP earnings per share improved.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins improved, and net margins dropped.
Omnicom Group reported revenue of $3.31 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated sales of $3.29 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.15 billion.
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 $0.72. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.69 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.72 for Q1 were 4.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.69 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 26.4%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.2%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.57 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.05.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $14.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.73.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 134 members rating the stock outperform and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 59 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give Omnicom Group 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 Omnicom Group is hold, with an average price target of $50.25.
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