Citrix Systems (Nasdaq: CTXS ) reported earnings on Jan. 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Citrix Systems beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins dropped across the board.
Citrix Systems tallied revenue of $740.0 million. The 32 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $705.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $619.4 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 $0.90. The 33 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.84 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.60 for Q4 were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.57 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 87.3%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.7%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.4%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $669.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.67.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.91 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.12.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 465 members out of 529 rating the stock outperform, and 64 members rating it underperform. Among 152 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 138 give Citrix Systems a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Citrix Systems is outperform, with an average price target of $79.54.
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