Genesee & Wyoming Beats on Revenue, Matches Expectations on EPS
Genesee & Wyoming (NYS: GWR) reported earnings on Feb. 12. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Genesee & Wyoming beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Genesee & Wyoming reported revenue of $227.3 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $222.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $210.4 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 $0.79. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.80 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q4 were 77% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.77 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 14.8%, 2,500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.8%, 540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.9%, 990 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $376.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.94.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.63 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.67.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 905 members out of 932 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 336 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 332 give Genesee & Wyoming a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Genesee & Wyoming is outperform, with an average price target of $82.43.
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