Vocus (Nasdaq: VOCS ) reported earnings on Oct. 23. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Vocus beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP loss per share grew.
Margins shrank across the board.
Vocus booked revenue of $45.7 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $45.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 57% higher than the prior-year quarter's $28.9 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 $0.14. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.11 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.20 for Q3 compared to -$0.01 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 80.2%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -7.6%, 830 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -8.5%, 780 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $47.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $172.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.41.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 76 members out of 107 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 32 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 24 give Vocus a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Vocus is outperform, with an average price target of $23.63.
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