Sonoco Products (NYS: SON) reported earnings on July 18. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Sonoco Products met expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins increased across the board.
Sonoco Products reported revenue of $1.23 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $1.22 billion 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 $0.59. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.58 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.59 for Q2 were 1.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.58 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q2 were 6.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 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 18.1%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.2%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.5%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.24 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.85 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.28.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 118 members out of 128 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 44 give Sonoco Products a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sonoco Products is hold, with an average price target of $34.55.
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