LSB Industries (NYS: LXU) reported earnings on Feb. 28. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), LSB Industries beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank significantly. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
LSB Industries booked revenue of $177.1 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $173.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 18% lower than the prior-year quarter's $215.4 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 $0.49. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q4 were 59% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.19 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 22.8%, 640 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.4%, 870 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.5%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $184.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.67.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $849.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.77.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 567 members out of 585 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 140 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 136 give LSB Industries 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 LSB Industries is buy, with an average price target of $46.67.
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