The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), PC Connection met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
PC Connection booked revenue of $542.6 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for net sales of $540.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $512.6 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 $0.33. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.32 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q2 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 13.2%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.7%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.6%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $584.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.20 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.30.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 116 members out of 136 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 32 give PC Connection a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
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