Steinway Musical Instruments Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS
Steinway Musical Instruments (NYS: LVB) reported earnings on Nov. 9. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Steinway Musical Instruments missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins increased across the board.
Steinway Musical Instruments reported revenue of $89.3 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $92.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $89.8 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 $0.35. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.31 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.33 for Q3 versus -$0.09 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 32.9%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.0%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.7%, 590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $98.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $355.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.07.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 66 members out of 71 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 32 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 30 give Steinway Musical Instruments a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Steinway Musical Instruments is outperform, with an average price target of $30.00.
With hundreds of companies out there vying with Steinway Musical Instruments for shoppers' dollars, strong brands matter, and they can provide growth for even boring, mature companies -- as long as they're the right ones. That's why we've compiled a special report on "3 American Companies Set to Dominate the World." Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add Steinway Musical Instruments to My Watchlist.
The article Steinway Musical Instruments Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS originally appeared on Fool.com.Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor ofMotley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.