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AZZ Inc (AZZ) Misses Earnings and Revenue Estimates in Q2


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Electrical equipment manufacturer AZZ Incorporated (AZZ - Snapshot Report) posted earnings per share of 55 cents in the second quarter of fiscal 2017 (ended Aug 31, 2016), missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 21.4%.

Quarterly earnings were also down 17.9% from 67 cents per share reported in the year-ago period.

The year-over-year decrease in earnings was due to lower operating income from the Energy and Galvanizing segments.


Total Revenue

AZZ reported second-quarter fiscal 2017 revenues of $195 million, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $222 million by 11.9%. Moreover, quarterly revenues dropped 8.6% from $214.2 million reported last year.

Lower contributions from the Galvanizing and Energy segments led to the decline in the top line.

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Fiscal Second-Quarter Highlights

The company’s backlog at the end of the quarter was $352.8 million, up 4.3% from $338.1 million a year ago. Nearly 27% of the backlog is related to customers outside the U.S.

Second-quarter order booking of $193.7 million was down 17% from $233.5 million booked in the comparable prior-year period.

Operating income stood at $14.9 million, down 43.6% from $26.4 million in the prior-year quarter.

Selling, general and administrative expenses came in at $26.9 million, almost on par with the year-ago quarter.

Interest expenses for the fiscal second quarter declined to $3.6 million from $4 million reported in the prior-year period.

Other Key Picks

Investors interested in this space may also consider EnerSys (ENS - Analyst Report) , Schneider Electric SE (SBGSY - Snapshot Report) and AO Smith Corp. (AOS - Analyst Report) .

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