ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.04 EPS

ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.04, MarketWatch Earnings reports. ESCO Technologies had a return on equity of 7.73% and a net margin of 13.91%. The firm had revenue of $167.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $169.83 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.68 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

Shares of ESE stock traded down $0.21 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $109.36. The company had a trading volume of 72,234 shares, compared to its average volume of 101,693. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $110.30 and its 200 day simple moving average is $102.89. ESCO Technologies has a 52-week low of $71.30 and a 52-week high of $115.84. The stock has a market cap of $2.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.97 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 1.74 and a quick ratio of 1.21.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 1st were paid a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 31st. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.29%. ESCO Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 11.59%.

In other ESCO Technologies news, Director Larry W. Solley sold 2,000 shares of ESCO Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.98, for a total value of $211,960.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,279 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,467,108.42. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded ESCO Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 26th.

About ESCO Technologies

ESCO Technologies Inc produces and supplies engineered products and systems for industrial and commercial markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Aerospace & Defense, Utility Solutions Group (USG), and RF Shielding and Test. The Aerospace & Defense segment designs and manufactures filtration products, including hydraulic filter elements and fluid control devices used in commercial aerospace applications; filter mechanisms used in micro-propulsion devices for satellites; and custom designed filters for manned aircraft and submarines.

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