The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), OpenTable met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
OpenTable booked revenue of $39.7 million. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $39.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $34.4 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 $0.42. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.36 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q3 were 53% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 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 73.5%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.1%, 620 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.0%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $43.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $162.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.61.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 221 members out of 448 rating the stock outperform, and 227 members rating it underperform. Among 127 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 51 give OpenTable a green thumbs-up, and 76 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on OpenTable is hold, with an average price target of $44.38.
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