American Science & Engineering Whiffs on Revenues
American Science & Engineering (NAS: ASEI) reported earnings on May 14. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), American Science & Engineering whiffed on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
American Science & Engineering recorded revenue of $39.8 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $59.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 41% lower than the prior-year quarter's $67.7 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 $0.15. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.83 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q4 were 85% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 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 44.4%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.9%, 1,650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.4%, 1,070 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $54.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $232.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.23.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 998 members out of 1,026 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 328 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 324 give American Science & Engineering a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on American Science & Engineering is hold, with an average price target of $71.50.
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