Solera Holdings (NYSE: SLH ) reported earnings on Nov. 5. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q1), Solera Holdings beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Gross margins increased, operating margins dropped, net margins expanded.
Solera Holdings booked revenue of $195.7 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $193.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $198.7 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 $0.64. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.61 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q1 were 9.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 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 69.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 30.9%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.2%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $193.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $786.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.51.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 61 members out of 76 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 20 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 15 give Solera Holdings a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Solera Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $46.64.
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