Procter & Gamble Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS

Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) reported earnings on Friday. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q4), Procter & Gamble met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.

Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, and net margins improved.

Revenue details
Procter & Gamble reported revenue of $20.21 billion. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see sales of $20.27 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $20.86 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.82. The 22 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.77 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.24 for Q4 were 48% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.84 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 48.1%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.2%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.0%, 600 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $21.24 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.01.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $84.28 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.90.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 7,456 members rating the stock outperform and 246 members rating it underperform. Among 1,924 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,886 give Procter & Gamble a green thumbs-up, and 38 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Procter & Gamble is outperform, with an average price target of $67.10.

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