Monster Quarter at Monster Worldwide: Fool by Numbers

On Feb. 1, Monster Worldwide (Nasdaq: MNST  ) released fourth-quarter earnings for the period ended Dec. 31.

  • Net sales increased by 33%, with all segments posting improvements, including a 63% increase in international revenues.
  • Free cash flow decreased by 39.9% to $27.6 million, mainly from income tax payments, fees relating to the stock-option investigations, and higher capital expenditures.
  • Monster has a two-star ranking at CAPS, our interactive stock database.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Sales

$298.6

$223.8

33.4%

Net Profit From Continuing Operations

$40.2

$28.3

42.1%

EPS From Continuing Operations

$0.31

$0.22

40.9%

Diluted Shares

131.2

127.4

3.0%



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Margin Checkup

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change*

Gross Margin

61.6%

61.2%

0.5

Operating Margin

19.4%

19.1%

0.3

Net Margin

13.5%

12.7%

0.8

*Expressed in percentage points.

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Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Cash + ST Investments*

$596.6

$320.3

86.2%

Accounts Receivable

$444.7

$258.8

71.8%

Inventory

N/A

N/A

N/A



Liabilities

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Accounts Payable**

$358.9

$249.5

43.8%

Debt

$23.7

$47.1

(49.7%)

*Includes marketable securities.
**Includes accrued expenses also.

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Cash Flow Highlights

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Cash From Operations

$44.8

$60.9

(26.4%)

Capital Expenditures

$17.2

$15.0

15.1%

Free Cash Flow

$27.6

$46.0

(39.9%)



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