H&R Block Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS
H&R Block (NYS: HRB) reported earnings on June 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 30 (Q4), H&R Block met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank and GAAP earnings per share shrank.
Margins shrank across the board.
H&R Block chalked up revenue of $2.00 billion. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw sales of $2.01 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.99 billion.
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 $2.18. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $2.02 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.99 for Q4 were 7.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.15 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.05 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 68.2%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 49.3%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 29.9%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $158.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.38.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.61.
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Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on H&R Block is outperform, with an average price target of $18.00.
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