Symyx Sinks: Fool by Numbers

On Feb. 8, Symyx Technologies (Nasdaq: SMMX  ) , a provider of research technologies and software, released fourth-quarter earnings for the period ended Dec. 31.

  • Besides the fourth-quarter results below, full-year highlights include revenues that grew 16% to $124.9 million, and GAAP EPS that dropped 31% to $0.24.
  • Management forecasts revenue to grow by 15% in 2007.
  • Though the stock is down about 30% over the past year, it carries a rating of three stars (out of five) in Motley Fool CAPS.

(Figures in thousands, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Sales

$39,877.0

$30,862.0

29.2%

Net Profit

$4,810.0

$3,996.0

20.4%

EPS

$0.14

$0.11

27.3%

Diluted Shares

33,774.0

34,787.0

(2.9%)



Get back to basics with a look at the income statement.

Margin Checkup

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change*

Gross Margin

87.2%

86.3%

0.9

Operating Margin

14.5%

17.8%

(3.3)

Net Margin

12.1%

13.0%

(0.9)

*Expressed in percentage points.

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Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Cash + ST Invest.

$149,995.0

$168,625.0

(11.0%)



Learn the ways of the balance sheet.

Cash Flow Highlights

Unfortunately, management did not provide a cash flow statement.

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