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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines

Tuesday - 4/30/2013, 2:00am  ET

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (BMV: GAP B) reported earnings on April 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico reported revenue of $105.8 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $102.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $97.3 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 $0.08. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.06 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q1 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.06 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 77.1%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 46.6%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 41.2%, 710 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $93.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $408.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.23.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico is underperform, with an average price target of $5.60.

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