Echo Global Logistics Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Not Happy Now

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND 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 down 8.28%.

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Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 7.14% to $0.15 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.14 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 21.02% to $204 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Echo Global Logistics, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.15 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.16. It missed the average revenue estimate of $212.82 million.

Quoting Management: “Echo posted double digit year over year increases in revenue and non-GAAP net income for the quarter,” commented Doug Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer of Echo. Waggoner added, “Our consistent growth indicates that the investments we are making are driving our success in the marketplace.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 3.39% from $211.15 million in the previous quarter. EPS were the same at $0.15 as 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 $0.21 to a profit $0.20. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.88 to a profit of $0.85 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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