The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Qlik Technologies met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.
Margins improved across the board.
Qlik Technologies logged revenue of $108.1 million. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $107.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $81.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.23. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.26 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q4 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.12 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 91.6%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.3%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.5%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $77.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $409.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.41.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 446 members out of 473 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 143 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 136 give Qlik Technologies a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Qlik Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $31.65.
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