So, the Wheels Came Off ATRION's Bus
ATRION (NAS: ATRI) reported earnings on Feb. 19. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), ATRION missed estimates on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins dropped across the board.
ATRION recorded revenue of $28.5 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected net sales of $30.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $25.5 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 $2.42. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $3.21 per share. GAAP EPS of $2.42 for Q4 were 8.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.65 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 44.7%, 510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.7%, 520 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.2%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $31.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $3.37.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $125.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $13.46.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 254 members out of 263 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 84 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 82 give ATRION a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
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