Gannett Misses on Both Revenue and Earnings
Gannett (NYS: GCI) reported earnings on July 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Gannett missed estimates on revenues and missed slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded. GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Margins contracted across the board.
Gannett logged revenue of $1.30 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $1.33 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 $0.58. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.59 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.58 for Q2 were 3.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.56 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q2 were 5.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 44.2%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.9%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.7%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.28 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.20.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 321 members out of 435 rating the stock outperform, and 114 members rating it underperform. Among 154 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 127 give Gannett a green thumbs-up, and 27 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Gannett is outperform, with an average price target of $28.67.
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