US Airways Group Beats Up on Analysts Yet Again
Apr 26th 2012 9:33AM
Updated Apr 26th 2012 9:34AM
US Airways Group (NYS: LCC) reported earnings yesterday. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), US Airways Group met expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins improved across the board.
US Airways Group reported revenue of $3.27 billion. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $3.25 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.96 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.13. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated -$0.25 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.28 for Q1 versus -$0.71 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 32.4%, 1,790 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.9%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.5%, 540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.67 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.09.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $13.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.97.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 450 members rating the stock outperform and 335 members rating it underperform. Among 176 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 88 give US Airways Group a green thumbs-up, and 88 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on US Airways Group is outperform, with an average price target of $12.05.
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