Charting Pall's Latest Earnings Release

Pall (NYS: PLL) reported earnings on May 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 30 (Q3), Pall missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share dropped.


Gross margins expanded, operating margins increased, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Pall booked revenue of $641.2 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $664.3 million 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 $0.74. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.73 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.74 for Q3 were 5.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.07 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.) GAAP EPS of $0.64 for Q3 were 4.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.67 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.07 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)

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 52.1%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.4%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.4%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $715.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.88.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.65 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.03.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 127 members out of 150 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 47 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 40 give Pall a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pall is hold, with an average price target of $65.56.

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