Roadrunner Transportation Systems Beats on Revenue, Matches Expectations on EPS

Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYS: RRTS) reported earnings on Oct. 31. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), 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 expanded significantly.


Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported revenue of $279.2 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $271.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $226.2 million.

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 $0.32. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.32 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q3 were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 per share.

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 18.9%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.6%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $263.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.29.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.18.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 30 members out of 31 rating the stock outperform, and one members rating it underperform. Among 13 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 13 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 $22.88.

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