Estee Lauder Companies (NYS: EL) reported earnings on Aug. 14. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q4), Estee Lauder Companies beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins improved across the board.
Estee Lauder Companies reported revenue of $2.25 billion. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $2.22 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.06 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 $0.17. The 19 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q4 were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 80.4%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.8%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.53 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.78.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $10.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.58.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 165 members out of 227 rating the stock outperform, and 62 members rating it underperform. Among 79 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 59 give Estee Lauder Companies a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Estee Lauder Companies is outperform, with an average price target of $65.34.
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