Old Dominion Freight Line (NAS: ODFL) reported earnings on April 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Old Dominion Freight Line met expectations 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 expanded across the board.
Old Dominion Freight Line reported revenue of $497.1 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $501.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $422.7 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 $0.54. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.53 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.54 for Q1 were 42% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 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 24.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.9%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.3%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $547.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.77.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.82.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 108 members out of 126 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 44 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Old Dominion Freight Line a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Old Dominion Freight Line is outperform, with an average price target of $49.50.
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