TransDigm Group Incorporated TDG reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 adjusted earnings of $5.62 per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $4.85 by 15.9%. Moreover, the bottom line increased 26.6% from $4.44 per share a year ago.
Barring one-time items, the company reported GAAP earnings of $4.08 per share compared with $4.14 in the year-ago quarter.
Net sales amounted to $1,541.3 million, reflecting a surge of 46.9% from $1,049.4 million in the prior-year quarter. However, the reported figure missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,663 million by 7.3%.
Organic sales grew 8% year over year. Acquisition sales contributed $407.6 million, primarily coming from Esterline Technologies Corporation.
TransDigm ended the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 with cash and cash equivalents of $1,467.5 million, down from $2,073 million as of Sep 30, 2018. At the end of the reported quarter, the company’s long-term debt summed $16.47 billion, up from $12.5 billion as of Sep 30, 2018.
Cash from operating activities amounted to $1,015.5 million as of Sep 30, 2019, compared with $1,022.2 million as of Sep 30, 2018.
Transdigm Group Incorporated Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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Fiscal 2020 Outlook
TransDigm issued its fiscal 2020 financial guidance. Net sales are now anticipated to be $6,175-$6,325 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the same is pegged at $6,300 million, which lies above the mid-point of the company’s guided range.
EBITDA is anticipated to be $2,775-$2,875 million. Adjusted earnings per share are now expected to be $19.8-$21.2.
Net income from continuing operations is anticipated to be $1,000-$1,080 million.
TransDigm currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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