The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Stamps.com beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Stamps.com logged revenue of $28.3 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated sales of $27.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $22.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.34. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.28 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.95 for Q1 were 428% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 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 74.3%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.6%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 57.8%, 4,610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $28.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $115.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.41.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 177 members out of 195 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 65 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 61 give Stamps.com a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stamps.com is outperform, with an average price target of $34.00.
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