CDW Corporation ( CDW Quick Quote CDW - Free Report) reported first-quarter 2022 non-GAAP earnings of $2.20 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 10% and increasing 26.6% year over year. The company’s revenues increased 23% year over year to $5.95 billion. Quarterly revenues also surpassed the consensus mark by 5.2%. On a constant currency basis, net sales improved by 23.3%. In the past year, shares have declined 2.3% compared with industry’s decline of 26.3%. Quarterly Details
Net sales of CDW’s Corporate segment amounted to $2.628 billion, rising 45.5% on a year-over-year basis.
The Small Business segment’s net sales of $524 million rose 21.1% year over year.
Coming to the Public segment, net sales amounted to $2.033 billion. The figure rose 5.8% from the year-earlier quarter’s levels. Revenues from Healthcare and Government customers were up 26.8% and 5.4%, respectively. Revenues from Education customers dropped 4.3%.
Net sales in Other (Canadian and U.K. operations) increased 12.8% to $765 million. CDW’s gross profit of $1.104 million rallied 38.8% on a year-over-year basis. However, the gross margin expanded 220 basis points (bps) to 18.6%, mainly on a favorable product mix and rate. The non-GAAP operating income increased 25.7% year over year to $462 million. Additionally, the non-GAAP operating margin advanced 20 bps to 7.8%. Selling and administrative expenses rose 52% year over year to $717.2 million, primarily due to higher sales payroll expenses, increased coworker count and higher acquisition and integration costs. Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
As of Mar 31, 2022, CDW had $386.9 million of cash and cash equivalents compared with $258.1 million as of Dec 31, 2021.
The company has a long-term debt of $6.51 billion, lower than $6.76 billion as of Dec 31, 2021. CDW generated $380.8 million of cash flow from operating activities compared with $344.6 billion in the prior-year quarter. Separately, the company announced that its board of directors authorized a quarterly cash dividend of 50 cents per share to be payable on Jun 10 to shareholders of record as of May 25. Zacks Rank & Other Stocks to Consider
CDW currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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