Earnings To Watch – The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSEMKT:GRC), Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO)

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Earning-to-watch-150x150The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSEMKT:GRC) beats by $0.02, misses on revenues. The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSEMKT:GRC) posted fourth quarter (Dec) earnings of $0.29 per share, excluding non-recurring items, $0.02 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.27; revenues rose 3.4% year/year to $91.6 million versus the $95.52 million consensus.

The Operating income was $41.9 million resulting in operating margin of 10.7% in 2013 compared to 11.2% in 2012.

The Gross profit was a record $93.7 million in 2013 resulting in gross margin of 23.9% compared to 24.0% in 2012.

The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSEMKT:GRC)’s backlog of orders was $182.2 million at December 31, 2013 compared to $143.4 million a year ago and $190.7 million at September 30, 2013.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) beats by $0.09, beats on revs; guides FY14 EPS in-line, revenue above consensus. Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) posted fourth quarter (Dec) adjustment earnings of $0.85 per share, $0.09 better than the Capital IQ Consensus of $0.76; revenues rose 3.3% year/year to $779.2 million versus the $743.84 million consensus.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) issues guidance for FY14, sees EPS of $3.90-4.00 vs. $3.92 Capital IQ Consensus. Co sees FY14 revenue to grow in the high-single-digit percent range vs. +5.3% consensus. Full-year 2014 operating expenses are projected to increase in the mid-single-digit percent range. Full-year 2014 operating margin is projected to be between 42 and 43 percent and adjusted operating margin for the year is expected to be between 45 and 46 percent.

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