AMR (OTCPK: AAMRQ) reported earnings on Jan. 16. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), AMR met expectations on revenues and exceeded 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.
AMR tallied revenue of $5.94 billion. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $5.97 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $5.96 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 -$0.26. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged -$0.68 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.69 for Q4 compared to -$3.25 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 21.4%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.0%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 2,280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $6.08 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.34.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $25.62 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.90.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 589 members out of 1,007 rating the stock outperform, and 418 members rating it underperform. Among 233 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 103 give AMR a green thumbs-up, and 130 give it a red thumbs-down.
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