Smithfield Foods Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings
Smithfield Foods (NYS: SFD) reported earnings on June 14. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 28 (Q4), Smithfield Foods beat slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
Smithfield Foods reported revenue of $3.32 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $3.28 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
EPS came in at $0.21. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.42 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q4 were 57% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 per share.
For the quarter, gross margin was 8.5%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.2%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.9%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.16 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $13.52 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.51.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 196 members out of 239 rating the stock outperform, and 43 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 77 give Smithfield Foods a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Smithfield Foods is hold, with an average price target of $30.00.
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