Eagle Materials (NYS: EXP) reported earnings on May 16. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Eagle Materials beat slightly on revenue and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins grew across the board.
Eagle Materials tallied revenue of $116.8 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $114.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $95.4 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 $0.20. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.23 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.20 for Q4 against -$0.25 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 12.8%, 1,520 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.3%, 1,520 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.7%, 1,900 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $146.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $573.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.42.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 351 members out of 382 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 128 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 122 give Eagle Materials a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Eagle Materials is hold, with an average price target of $35.33.
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