Lumber Liquidators Holdings Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines
Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYS: LL) reported earnings on Oct. 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Lumber Liquidators Holdings beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Lumber Liquidators Holdings logged revenue of $204.3 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $189.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $172.0 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 $0.46. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.34 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q3 were 92% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 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 38.1%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.2%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.3%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $191.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $782.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.50.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 580 members out of 619 rating the stock outperform, and 39 members rating it underperform. Among 188 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 174 give Lumber Liquidators Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Lumber Liquidators Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $41.00.
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