Yingli Green Energy Holding (NYS: YGE) reported earnings on May 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Yingli Green Energy Holding beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank and GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Margins shrank across the board.
Yingli Green Energy Holding tallied revenue of $500.0 million. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $452.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $527.4 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 -$0.29. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.21 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.29 for Q1 compared to $0.35 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 7.8%, 1,950 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -4.3%, 2,080 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -9.0%, 1,970 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $492.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.28.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.88.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,587 members out of 1,656 rating the stock outperform, and 69 members rating it underperform. Among 248 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 235 give Yingli Green Energy Holding a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Yingli Green Energy Holding is hold, with an average price target of $3.97.
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