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Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack Beats on the Top Line

Wednesday - 4/17/2013, 2:00am  ET

Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack reported earnings on April 15. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Feb. 2 (Q4), Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP loss per share dropped. GAAP loss per share increased.

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack reported revenue of $530.8 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $499.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $505.3 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 -$0.03. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.04 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q4 versus -$0.08 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.27 for Q4 versus -$0.08 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 22.1%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.0%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.7%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $543.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.14 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.64.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 165 members out of 216 rating the stock outperform, and 51 members rating it underperform. Among 61 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 48 give Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack is outperform, with an average price target of $10.33.

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