AK Steel Holding Goes Red

AK Steel Holding (NYS: AKS) reported earnings on July 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), AK Steel Holding met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share contracted to a loss.


Gross margins were steady, operating margins shrank, net margins contracted.

Revenue details
AK Steel Holding booked revenue of $1.54 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for sales of $1.55 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.79 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.10. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.05 per share. GAAP EPS were -$6.57 for Q2 compared to $0.30 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 9.5%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.7%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -47.1%, 4,890 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.49 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.02.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.11 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.05.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 858 members out of 942 rating the stock outperform, and 84 members rating it underperform. Among 166 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 144 give AK Steel Holding a green thumbs-up, and 22 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AK Steel Holding is hold, with an average price target of $7.48.

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