Mobile Telesystems OJSC
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Mobile Telesystems OJSC beat slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
Mobile Telesystems OJSC recorded revenue of $3.13 billion. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for sales of $3.10 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.27 billion.
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 $0.32. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.50 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q3 were 75% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 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 71.6%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.6%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.1%, 910 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.
Next year's The average EPS estimate is $1.42.
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