Roadrunner Transportation Systems Beats on the Top Line
Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYS: RRTS) reported earnings on Feb. 6. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Roadrunner Transportation Systems beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Roadrunner Transportation Systems notched revenue of $295.1 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $279.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $238.0 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 $0.29. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.29 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q4 were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 19.2%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.0%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $269.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.19 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.37.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 34 members out of 34 rating the stock outperform, and members rating it underperform. Among 14 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 14 give Roadrunner Transportation Systems a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Roadrunner Transportation Systems is buy, with an average price target of $22.29.
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