Graphic Packaging Holding (NYS: GPK) reported earnings on Feb. 7. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Graphic Packaging Holding missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.


Gross margins grew, operating margins shrank, net margins shrank.

Revenue details
Graphic Packaging Holding tallied revenue of $1.05 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $1.08 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 details
EPS came in at $0.09. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.08 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q4 were 91% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.67 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 15.6%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.0%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.2%, 2,310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.12 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.54 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.45.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Graphic Packaging Holding is outperform, with an average price target of $7.05.

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The article Graphic Packaging Holding Beats on EPS But GAAP Results Lag originally appeared on Fool.com.

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