Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) issued its earnings results on Thursday. The specialty retailer reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.04, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $510.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $479.31 million. Pool had a net margin of 6.19% and a return on equity of 69.28%. Pool’s quarterly revenue was up 14.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.06 EPS. Pool updated its FY18 guidance to $5.36-5.61 EPS.
Pool (NASDAQ POOL) opened at $134.27 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $5,238.96, a PE ratio of 33.99 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a quick ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 2.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.64. Pool has a fifty-two week low of $97.25 and a fifty-two week high of $138.46.
POOL has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Robert W. Baird increased their price target on shares of Pool from $125.00 to $131.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub raised shares of Pool from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $127.25.
Pool Corporation is a distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. The Company is a distributor of irrigation and landscape products in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 344 sales centers in North America, Europe, South America and Australia, through its four distribution networks, including SCP Distributors (SCP), Superior Pool Products (Superior), Horizon Distributors (Horizon) and National Pool Tile (NPT).
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