Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NAS: USAP) reported earnings on April 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Universal Stainless & Alloy Products missed estimates on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products booked revenue of $74.6 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see net sales of $81.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $59.8 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 $0.82. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.80 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.86 for Q1 were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 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 19.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.0%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.4%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $80.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.90.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $339.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.76.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 392 members out of 412 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 107 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 107 give Universal Stainless & Alloy Products a green thumbs-up, and none give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Universal Stainless & Alloy Products is outperform, with an average price target of $55.33.
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