The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), NTELOS Holdings met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
NTELOS Holdings reported revenue of $114.5 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $115.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 27% lower than the prior-year quarter's $156.9 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 $0.24. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.31 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q3 were 65% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 59.6%, 620 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.0%, 1,000 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.0%, 450 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $118.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.29.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $456.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.23.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 119 members out of 125 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 31 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 30 give NTELOS Holdings a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NTELOS Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $23.60.
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