Consolidated Graphics Earnings: Here’s Why Investors Like These Results

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:CGX) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 3.95%.

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 880% to $0.49 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.05 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 0.68% to $236.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Consolidated Graphics, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.49 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.18. It missed the average revenue estimate of $236.9 million.

Quoting Management: Joe R. Davis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Graphics, commented “Compared to the prior year, we improved Adjusted Operating Income and same-store sales during the seasonally weak June quarter despite only moderate economic growth. Our best in class employees, technology and printing solutions gives us a competitive edge and many opportunities for further growth as the economy continues to improve.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 5.7% from $251.02 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 35.53% from $0.76 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.93 to a profit $0.90. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $3.12 to a profit of $3.30 over the last ninety days.

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