Allot Communications (Nasdaq: ALLT ) reported earnings on Feb. 5. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Allot Communications whiffed on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Margins dropped across the board.
Allot Communications chalked up revenue of $26.4 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $29.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $22.0 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 $0.14. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.46 for Q4 versus $0.13 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 70.0%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -62.0%, 7,600 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -57.1%, 7,300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $29.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $131.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.76.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 120 members out of 129 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 26 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give Allot Communications a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Allot Communications is outperform, with an average price target of $27.32.
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