Polaris Industries's Earnings Beat Last Year's by 15%

Polaris Industries (NYS: PII) reported earnings on July 23. Here are the numbers you need to know.

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

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.


Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
Polaris Industries booked revenue of $844.8 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $847.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $763.7 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 $1.13. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.11 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.13 for Q2 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.98 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 30.8%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.7%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 337 members out of 375 rating the stock outperform, and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 132 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 123 give Polaris Industries a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

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