Air Transport Services Group (NAS: ATSG) reported earnings on May 8. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Air Transport Services Group missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Air Transport Services Group booked revenue of $143.3 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $149.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $0.13. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.12 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q1 were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 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 41.5%, 600 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.5%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.9%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $152.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $620.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.68.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 270 members out of 313 rating the stock outperform, and 43 members rating it underperform. Among 85 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 78 give Air Transport Services Group a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Air Transport Services Group is outperform, with an average price target of $7.00.
Looking for alternatives to Air Transport Services Group? It takes more than great companies to build a fortune for the future. Learn the basic financial habits of millionaires next door and get focused stock ideas in our free report, "3 Stocks That Will Help You Retire Rich." Click here for instant access to this free report.
Add Air Transport Services Group to My Watchlist.
The article Air Transport Services Group 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 position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.